A farm workers’ leader and fierce opponent of a controversial mining project in central Colombia has been assassinated, reported an activist website on Monday.
Rebel group FARC on Tuesday proposed having designated congressional seats for Colombian farmers according to local media.
A farmers protest camp in north Colombia is reporting 30 cases of dengue fever and malaria, according to local media sources.
The association of Colombian peasants on Tuesday released a statement bemoaning the efforts of the government in responding to demonstrations in the northeast of the country that have been ongoing Full Article »
Poison is sprayed on Illicit crops with “bad aim” admitted Minsiter of Agriculture Juan Camilo Restrepo Salazar during a meeting with farmers in the western department of Nariño, reported Radio Caracol Full Article »
Colombian rice and dairy farmers are on high alert for the negative effects they say free trade deals will bring to certain agricultural sectors of the country, reported Caracol Radio Monday. Full Article »
The scandal-hit AIS agricultural subsidy program has returned under a new name with strict precautions to ensure the money is delivered to where its needed, Caracol Radio reported on Monday. Full Article »
A land restitution plan to return land to over 130,000 families is announced by Colombian Agriculture Minister Juan Camilo Restrepo, reports Caracol Radio. The government plans to implement a series of Full Article »