The extreme drought in the Colombian province of Cordoba has had devastating effects on plantain crops, damaging 60% of the plantations. In fact, 15,000 hectares have been affected by the lack of water, compared to the 25,000 planted this year, according to sources in Cordoba's plantain productive chain.
The importance of this region's crops at the national level is very high, as it accounts for 10% of the national plantain crop.
In addition, approximately 150,000 families depend on this crop in this region of Colombia.
Producers request aid from the National Government to deal with their losses, such as credit aid, payment delays, and the implementation of new technologies, such as the use of efficient microorganisms, organic fertilizers, and living barriers to recover the affected areas.