The ERA will offer training and tools to produce the fish feed with locally grown plants, it will support the production of organic fertilizers building a biofactory and providing training; and it will support the recovery of cacao and citrus crops which are already in the area.
Thanks to the agreement between PASO Colombia and the Llanos University, participants of the ERAs in Mutatá, Dabeiba (Antioquia) and San José (Guaviare) learn to prepare fish feed for their productive projects.
They will be leading a research team to conduct an evaluation of the new Rural Alternative Schools (ERA) that will be opening in Puerto Guzmán and its impact on ex-combatants and members of the surrounding communities that are in the process of substituting illegal crops. They will establish a baseline before the opening of the ERAs and will track their evolution over the course of the year.
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 border.