Indigenous and campesino communities in the department of Tolima are victims of the conflict in Colombia and struggle to maintain viable livelihoods. Corporación Grupo Semillas (Semillas) is working with 15 grassroots organizations to implement sustainable agricultural practices, defend their rights to land and water and use communications tools such as community radio to increase the visibility of grassroots resilience and peace-building strategies. At the IAF, we support community-led solutions to enhance peace and security in Colombia. Semillas’s activities bolster community-led efforts to counteract environmental degradation and protect the natural resources that these communities depend on. This grant is part of our broader initiative to build a just and lasting peace in Colombia.
|Project:||Location:||Years active:||IAF grant funding:||Counterpart commitment:||Direct beneficiaries:||Indirect beneficiaries:||Program areas:|
|Peace-building with the communities of southern Tolima||Colombia||2018 – 2019||$61,669||$73,839||160 individuals||564 individuals||agriculture and food security
natural resource management
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