230 men, women and complete cocoa growers families located in the North of Tolima Colombia, subsist from the production of cocoa. Cocoa for peace emerges as a subsistence mechanism for farm families who also find a way of social and economic transformation of a territory historically marked by violence. The farmers was victimized by various scourges such as drug trafficking, violence, sexual and labor exploitation against women and children by guerrillas and armed groups outside the law.
There are currently more than 230 cocoa growers families located in the North of Tolima Colombia, subsist from the production of cocoa, this cocoa is grown in large areas of land in areas that have been victimized by various scourges such as drug trafficking, violence, sexual and labor exploitation against women and children by guerrillas and armed groups outside the law leaving a territorial mark for a past of conflict and violence. Cocoa for peace emerges mechanism for farm families
To improve the quality of life of cocoa farming families in North Tolima Colombia is necessary the provision of the cocoa drying and processing center. with equipment and tools that allow to improve and standardize the fermentation and drying process obtaining a cocoa with high international quality standards.To improve the psychosocial and family behavio in the population, guaranteeing a safe and permanent economic income to farming families for whom the crops of cocoa is their source of income
The consolidation of a self-sustaining and profitable business associative model The improvement of the fermentation process that is essential to achieve the quality of special cocoa Improve your income The cocoa drying and processing center will generate changes in the market system that begins by intervening in the benefit link that is a critical factor for grain quality. This place becomes a pilot learning center that generates sustainable changes over time.