World Bank supports COVID-19 emergency in Bolivia with $20 mn

The World Bank started to provide financial and technical support Bolivia face coronavirus disease, under an emergency component of an active financing ($300 mn), aimed at the strengthening of country's health system. The support, totaling US$ 20 million, is focused on attending the immediate and short-term priorities of the health system, including technical assistance to counteract the growth of the virus outbreak in the country.

Pork production decreased 67% in volume and 50% in price

Pork production has decreased by 67% since the emergency began. Also, there has been a drastic drop in producer prices, reduced by 50%. The production dropped from 90,000 tons of meat per month to less than 30,000. The cost of production is between Bs 9 and Bs 10 per kilogram, but the market is only paying Bs 5. Most producers have chosen to sell directly to the consumer by phone orders, at Bs 15.