The Colombian government reserved US$15 million for aid to farmers who
suffered damage of one of Colombia’s worst rainy seasons in history.
The government seeks toinitially pay every farmer for the first three affected hectars of crops that were lost because of the rains and floods.
“This way we do it in a more progressive and fair way,” Agriculture Minister Andres Felips Arias told magazine Portafolio.
According to the minister, in between 60,000 and 100,000 hectares of crops have been damaged because of the weather.