Communities in rural areas of Colombia previously controlled by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia guerrillas (FARC, in Spanish) have historically struggled to make a living. Decades of violent conflict shattered social cohesion, public infrastructure, and services, and incentives for private investment. Colombia’s peace agreement, signed between the government and FARC in late 2016, opens the way for renewed investments by these communities striving to improve their livelihoods. At the IAF we support community-led solutions to expand economic opportunity and enhance peace and security. Our grantee partner, Corporación Andares Ida y Vuelta (Andares), working closely with the Asociación Campesina Agroecológica del Oriente del Tolima, provides training and technical assistance to help farming families benefit from the production and marketing of cacao, bananas, and other products with promising markets.
This grant is part of the IAF’s 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:|
|Improving livelihoods through community development||Colombia||2019 – 2021||$115,625||$133,347||455 individuals||5,000 individuals||agriculture and food security|