A new Rural Alternative School (ERA) in Anorí, Antioquia, will support a beekeeping project developed by 28 participants of the cooperative of ex-combatants COOMULDESNA and two peasants of the nearby community.
This ERA will provide training for participants in beekeeping activities, genetic material, and tools for installing the learning hive. The project will be developed in the farm La Viborita. The farm spans 200 hectares, 70% of which is native forest, in a region with the highest biodiversity in the country. Home of the chestnut-capped piha bird and other unique species of the region, beekeeping will aid in the protection of this ecosystem and of the bees - a critically endangered species.
With the support of the ERA, the beekeeping project will be formulated and submitted to the National Council of Reincorporation (CNR). In accordance with Decree 899 of 2017, if the project is approved by the CNR, each ex-combatant associated with the project can obtain $2.500 USD to implement it.