“In Catatumbo, we have a program together with the Howard Buffett Foundation, integrating crop substitution together with productive projects, along with the improvement of tertiary roads.”
Aerial photo of an unidentified former Territorial Space for Training and Reincorporation (ETCR), where many former FARC combatants continue to reside.
“Ricardo Palomino is an ex-combatant who has turned to agriculture together with his companions in the former La Variante ETCR in Tumaco. There are many campesinos like them who continue to work so that those sheltering at home may have food on their tables.”
A virtual 109th meeting of the National Reincorporation Council, which approved two productive projects for ex-combatants in Tolima. Pictured, clockwise from top left, are Consolidation and Stabilization Advisor Emilio Archila; National Reincorporation Agency Director Andrés Stapper; FARC representative Pastor Alape Lascarro; and FARC representative Luis René Medina.
“The two new collective productive projects will benefit 41 FARC-EP ex-combatants and their families in the municipalities of Prado and Icononzo, Tolima department.”
“The cattle-raising project was formulated by six ex-combatants from the “Gapasur” association, it will be developed in La Vereda hamlet of the municipality of Prado, Tolima, and intends to produce nearly 43,000 liters of milk and 2,800 kilos of meat in its first year.”
“The Sacha Inchi project brings together 35 ex-combatants who live in the former La Fila ETCR in Icononzo, Tolima, who all consolidate a sustainable 14-hectare crop and the building of a basic plant for processing its vegetable oil in bottles.”
Demobilized combatants participate in volunteer food distribution during the coronavirus lockdown in Cali.