Special issue by El Espectador 2020, about the Rural Alternative School (ERA) of Miranda, Cauca, developed by PASO Colombia

In Miranda, northern Cauca, members of a campesino (rural peasant) reserve zone shared 10 hectares of land with ex-combatants in the process of reincorporation. They are currently raising tilapia, pigs and cattle.

“In the five years following the signing of the Peace Agreement, Paso Colombia - Sustainable Peace for Colombia, a subsidiary of One Earth Future, has accompanied this process with the Rural Alternative School (ERA in Spanish) initiative, which seeks, alongside the community, sustainable development for their territories. It was the first cooperating organization to contribute with the construction of a bio-factory and common spaces for assembly; they brought technicians to teach the community how to make fertilizers and cultivate crops; they delivered a project for planting chili peppers, and helped organize and distribute productive systems. This, without expecting any payment in return.”

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