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March 9, 2022

Seeds of peace from the ERA of Anorí

Meet the rural women that produce medicinal and self-care products, combining science and traditional knowledge in the mountains of Anori, Antioquia. Ex-combatants and rural farmers have created the brand Esencias de la Montaña, preserving and taking advantage of the variety and richness of medicinal plants that grow in this region. They are already marketing soaps, ointments, natural essences and mother tinctures throughout Colombia!

December 15, 2021

Decent work for reincorporation in Colombia

In the program En Familia, produced by Caracol Radio—Colombia’s most popular talk radio station—Judith Sarmiento spoke with Juan Fernando Lucio, PASO Colombia’s Director, and María Paz, a member of the brand La Montaña - Voluntad de Paz and participant of the Rural Alternative School (ERA) of Anorí. In this program, participants addressed the topic of decent work and economic development for reincorporation in Colombia. 

November 30, 2021

Ex-combatants and campesinos lead a fair trade initiative in Miranda

The Alternative Peace Market (MERCAPAZ) is an initiative led by ex-combatants and campesinos who participate in the Rural Alternative School of Miranda, to create a fair trade venue for selling local agricultural products in the municipality of Miranda.

November 30, 2021

Online event gathered voices of encouragement for the Peace Process in its five- year anniversary

Five years after the Peace Agreement was signed, the online event “Lessons learned from territorial peace in Colombia” left a message of hope for those working on peacebuilding in the areas most affected by armed conflict.

November 7, 2021

#FeedPeace in Rural Colombia

Join the campaign #FeedPeace to support a community of ex-combatants and campesinos with their dream of peace in Rural Colombia.