Acting for Life is supporting the Colombian associations Fundación Ceiba, Fundación Colombia Nuestra and Fondo Paez, which work with small farmers to improve the reliability of food production.
There may be a new context of peace in Colombia, yet there are other challenges, like the extreme climatic phenomena that are damaging agriculture. In the departments of Cauca and Antioquia, thanks to the support of Air France, Acting for Life is helping more than 1,000 small family growers of fair-trade coffee, red beans and corn to improve their living conditions through better management of natural resources. The project enables producers to develop their activity through collective action, based on better planning and grouped trading practices targeting markets with strong growth potential. A half century of conflict has significantly weakened the social fabric. To foster cohesion, Acting for Life and its partners are encouraging dialogue and consultation at a local level.