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Colombia | 26 July 2018
'This is a last hold-out': son of a murdered farmer in Colombia

The bullet-proof 4x4 is speeding through the countryside of western Colombia with two armed bodyguards, reggaeton is blasting out from the speakers, banana trees flit past the reinforced windows and t...

Colombia | 18 January 2018
Colombia: Low risk of frost will benefit agriculture

Producers are used to expecting frosts and sunny days at the beginning of the year. This year, however, most of the country is affected by heavy rains and there are little or no frosts. The frosts ...

Colombia | 9 June 2016
What Colombian farmers can buy when they use cocaine's raw ingredient as currency

Colombia has long been the world's top producer of coca, the raw ingredient used to make cocaine. UN data showed a 44% increase in coca cultivation in 2015, to 69,000 acres. US government estimates...

Colombia | 21 April 2015
NMSU nurtures Colombian agriculture program

What if young people in rural Colombia chose agriculture over armed conflict? Growing pineapples and cacao instead of coca? An innovative program at a Colombian university holds out hope for lastin...

Colombia | 16 January 2015
Colombian farmers' court case against BP nears verdict

A UK high court will shortly decide whether British oil giant BP was responsible for serious environmental damage in Colombia when a pipeline was laid across the land of over 100 small farmers. Th...

Colombia | 16 October 2014
Colombian farmers sue BP in British court

More than 100 Colombian small farmers are taking on oil giant BP in the UK high court on Wednesday in one of the largest cases in environmental legal history. The farmers say the British company Eq...

Colombia | 4 December 2013
Colombian farmers protest against agricultural policies

Several thousand Colombian farmers have marched through the streets of Bogota to demand that the government comply with agreements reached in September. Farmers' leaders said the Colombian governme...

Colombia | 30 August 2013
Colombia farmers' strike gets Bogota marchers' support

Tens of thousands of people have taken to the streets of the Colombian capital, Bogota, in support of a strike by small-scale farmers. The farmers say the government's agricultural polices are driv...

Colombia | 28 August 2013
Colombian government to negotiate with striking farmers

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos says his government will enter into negotiations with agricultural workers as their strike enters its ninth day. President Santos invited strike leaders from ...

Colombia | 10 May 2013
Opinion: the mountains and valleys that define Colombian agriculture

Colombia is a nation of many different regions; a country diverse in its accents and cultures. The Andes follow one line across South America from Chile to Ecuador, but when they reach us they form wh...

Colombia | 12 September 2012
Government sets sights on reducing coca crops

Luis Alberto Pérez, head of the National Police’s Anti-Narcotics Force, said the goal is clear: to eradicate about 5,000 hectares (12,355 acres) of coca crops that are about 500 meters (1,640 feet) fr...

Colombia | 25 July 2012
Colombia minister expects slower 2012 growth

Colombian Finance Minister Juan Carlos Echeverry said on Tuesday that the Andean country would grow more slowly than expected in 2012 at 4.5 percent versus 4.8 percent previously, hit by falling growt...

Colombia | 20 June 2012
TvAgro CEO Juan Gonzalo Angel Restrepo won Golden Seed award

Agricultural and Environmental Corporation of the Americas, Corpoagro, awarded President and CEO of Globalmedia Telecommunications Juan Gonzalo Angel Restrepo and its television channel TvAgro for the...

Colombia | 23 July 2011
Agriculture minister charged with embezzling $25m

Former Agricultural Minister Andres Felipe Arias was charged with abuse of power and embezzlement of millions of dollars of state subsidies, but was not sent to jail...

Colombia | 20 January 2011
Colombian farmers growing alternatives to coca

Jorge Elias Benjumea proudly inspects his plantain field. The 46-year-old father of three says he’s not only happy his crops are doing well...

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