From coca to crops: J.R.S. helps Colombian farmers transition to a new way of life

From coca to crops: J.R.S. helps Colombian farmers transition to a new way of life

After the Colombian government and guerrilla group FARC signed a peace treaty, coca farmers had a chance to escape drug-related violence by substituting other crops for coca. But for many farmers, the change has led to more difficulties.

This is the story of how Jesuit Refugee Service is helping struggling farmers in the Catatumbo region stop producing coca and get back on their feet.

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