Colombia: PROGRAMME OVERVIEW AND PROJECTS


  • Organic veg orders delivered in the cities

    Organic veg orders delivered in the cities

    Every two weeks an organic veg box is delivered fresh from the fields straight to the front door: regular delivery orders are not only booming in Swiss cities, but also in Colombia. Here, a delivery of fresh produce makes a statement. It’s about nature, ethical nutrition and strengthening local farming – moreover it fights hunger and poverty within the country.
  • Organic farming puts an end to hunger

    Organic farming puts an end to hunger

    There and back in a dugout canoe: The farmers of Bahía Solana have a long way to go to get rice in their cooking pots and on their plates – and it all begins with a simple canoe on Colombia’s Pacific coast.
  • Village development the Colombian way

    Village development the Colombian way

    Step by step, the locals of Pueblorrico are battling to create a future for themselves – self-determined and ecological.
  • How young people find a livelihood without resorting to crime

    How young people find a livelihood without resorting to crime

    Young people can afford to experiment with different life plans, take risks and flout safety – that’s the general view in Switzerland. Reality looks totally different for youngsters in the Colombian seaport of Buenaventura. Anyone with any prospects is lucky.
  • Paradise under threat

    Paradise under threat

    No land, no future – these four words summarise the struggle many farmers face. For the inhabitants of a Columbian village on the Pacific coast, the concerted efforts were worthwhile.
  • Rice cultivation in Colombia: sharing success

    Rice cultivation in Colombia: sharing success

    Life on Colombia’s Pacific coast is defined by poverty, violence and malnutrition. In this case, converting to organic farming offers a ray of hope.
  • “We don’t keep loyalty scores. We’ve got identity!”

    “We don’t keep loyalty scores. We’ve got identity!”

    Taking a stroll, meeting people, shopping, tasting regional specialities: every two weeks the farmers from the Colombian highlands travel to Bucaramanga and bring fresh produce from the country to the cities. This creates trust.
  • When is a man a man?

    When is a man a man?

    Changing gender images are not only a topical theme in the West. On Columbia’s Caribbean coast, traditional gender roles are also under fire. This offers both sexes some realistic advantages: better relationships, less violence – and more “feelings” for the “strong” sex.
  • Bananitos: small, tasty and profitable

    Bananitos: small, tasty and profitable

    The small bananas are popular among the urban middle classes in Buenaventura, who stock up on them in the supermarket. The delicacy is grown close to the capital by innovative peasant farmers, safeguarding their own future.
  • Cardamom – the fine alternative

    Cardamom – the fine alternative

    Cultivating cardamom offers many farmers in Colombia a way out of the misery of coffee production. Cardamom is not a native spice used in Colombian cuisine – it is a major export product.