Projects on Water & Agriculture Colombia about to start
The Dutch government intends to support two pilots on innovative water management on palm oil plantations and banana fields in the North of Colombia. The leads were identified during scoping mission which were carried out by Peter Prins and partners.
Farmers in the Magdalena river basin face severe droughts and salinisation. During scoping missions various farmers' organisations and leading companies were interviewed. An intensive track of exploratory talks and visits followed. Funding of the project leads was a barrier quite a long time. In 2020 the government decided to fund to pilot projects in palm oil and bananas in the framework of the so called 'Delta cooperation'. Selected consortia will carry out the projects.