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Tulua Coffee Growing School
11/12/2019
Using Technology to Improve Coffee Production in the ERA of Tuluá

In the Rural Alternative School (ERA) of Tuluá, victims of the armed conflict and ex-combatants have collaborated on agricultural projects since July 2018. By utilizing technology, they are working together to make the coffee production process more efficient for export, supporting the... more

PirateGulfofGuinea
11/06/2019
Piracy in the Gulf of Guinea

“We can see also from the latest report of the IMB, that is the International Maritime Bureau, that incidents of piracy are increasingly reducing in the region, with the top quarter showing that there’s a reduction from 156 in the top part of 2018 to 119 incidents in the top part of 2019. “ Dr... more

08/06/2019
Testing Building Systems For Agricultural infrastructures. ERA Miranda, Cauca

Thanks to the partnership between Paso Colombia and Bay-Build, a pilot building was assembled at the Rural Alternative School of Miranda, Cauca.

08/05/2019
North Korean Missile Launch

Short range missiles do pose a threat not only to the US's ally, South Korea, but US forces deployed in South Korea as well. Some of these missiles are nuclear capable and that means they should be taken very seriously.

Colombia escuela rural alternativa saravena
05/14/2019
New Rural Alternative School in Saravena on Colombia-Venezuela Border

The New Rural Alternative School is a scalable platform of job generation for Venezuelan migrants. The migration of Venezuelans to Colombia poses a great challenge for the economic inclusion of 1.2 million people. It is also an opportunity to boost the rural economy in the Colombia-Venezuela... more

02/21/2018
Countering Violence Against Civilians

UN Peacekeeping in the Democratic Republic of Congo

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Rural Training in Colombia to Help Ex Combatants
02/13/2018
Rural Alternative Schools (ERAs): Building Peace Through Collaboration Networks in Colombia

Rural Alternative Schools (ERAs) provide peasant communities and ex-combatants with agricultural training; technical assistance; and access to land, capital, and markets.

11/02/2017
Inside Somali Fishing

Fishing is a vibrant sector along the Somali Coast. With continued support through investment and improved management, the Somali fishing sector has the potential to boost the Somali economy, ensuring long-term growth and stability in the region.

06/16/2017
Somali AgriFood Fund: Strengthening Communities Through Investment

In Somaliland, the arid, desert landscape and limited access to financial resources present many challenges for farmers struggling to make a living in the region’s rural agricultural sector.

05/03/2017
Sustaining the Effort: Combatting Somali Piracy

In 2016, the Western Indian Ocean continued to see limited piracy activity, largely due to at sea mitigation efforts over recent years. However, several attacks in early 2017 highlight the many gaps that still remain.