Empowering farmers in rural Colombia



The Chocó Bioregion is one the most biodiverse places on earth and one of Colombia´s most vulnerable regions. This initiative will provide 20 afro descendent families from Bojaya in the state of Chocó an opportunity to increase their income and protect their collectively owned land by implementing the analog forestry methodology in their agricultural practices.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

The rural afrocolombian communities of Opogadó, Napipi and Puerto Conto in the municipality of Bojayá live in very precarious situations. Their collectively owned territories are being threatened by third parties who wish to take advantage of their natural resources and, because they have so little access to the rest of the country, they constantly face food shortages. The social and economic conditions require an intervention that addresses the relationship between poverty and environment.

How will this project solve this problem?

The project seeks to implement a strategy to restore degradated areas, provide food security, and foster environmentally friendly production and commercialization schemes in the municipality of Bojayá, directly benefiting 20 afrocolombian families.

Potential Long Term Impact

20 afrocolombian families will have the appropriate skills to implement their own analog forests but also to provide assistance to other members of the community and serve as replicators of the methodology.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $923

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $923 .  The original project funding goal was $5,000.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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Project Leader

María Villa

Program Assistant
Envigado, Antioquia Colombia

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