Colombia launches the Productive Alliances Support Project

After the deadline for the delivery of productive alliance profiles expired on June 13, some departments have already announced in which areas they are participating and are awaiting financing from the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.

The department of Tolima, for example, presented 28 profiles of productive projects from 20 municipalities. The initiatives were supported in the strengthening of agribusinesses, many of them with the active participation of rural women. The profiles presented in this call are for banana, avocado, mango, lemon, soursop, fruit, blackberry, and banana production projects, among others. Including the producers linked to each association, it is possible to speak of more than 1,000 families nominated in this phase.

The department of Casanare, with the support of the Departmental Administration through the Secretariat of Economic Development, Agriculture, Livestock, and the Environment, managed to register 24 proposals, including 4 pineapple and 4 banana production lines.

Meanwhile, the department of Arauca successfully closed the call for Productive Alliances with 24 proposals. This project could impact nearly 1,000 beneficiaries by increasing the competitiveness and sustainable business development of their initiatives and improving the quality of life of the farmers and their families.

A total of 14 associations of agricultural producers from the department of Risaralda presented their profiles for the Project via Risaralda's Department of Agricultural Development. The proposals were for avocado, lulo, banana, and vegetable production lines, among others.

The department of Sucre registered 26 profiles of productive projects. Seven of these projects will receive an allocation of resources to co-finance their initiatives by the Ministry of Agriculture and the departmental Administration, including, among others, cassava, melon, and vegetable production lines.

The Productive Alliances Support Project is an instrument of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development that seeks to strengthen the marketing of agricultural products, the weakest link in the chain. This will be achieved by linking, via an agribusiness scheme, small rural producers with a formal commercial ally that has a profitable, sustainable, and competitive productive proposal so that they can market their productions.

The 2020 call contemplates the inclusion of 6 to 9 projects per department
The Ministry will allocate $ 42,000 million pesos to invest in the agricultural sector through the Productive Alliances Project. Within the “Todos Ponen” methodology, the total investment contains contributions from the governorates, the Mayor's Office of each municipality, and each beneficiary producer.

The Ministry of Agriculture now has to evaluate the projects and their support to select which will receive the investment resources or modular incentive.



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