SEOUL, Dec. 2 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s overseas aid agency is taking steps to rebuild Colombia’s rural regions, which are struggling with the aftermath of a lengthy armed conflict.
The Korea International Development Agency (KOICA) said Thursday it will join hands with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to embark on a project to boost farmers’ income in Colombia’s Montes de María and Sur de Córdoba regions until 2027.
At total of US$9.4 million will be invested over the next five years to improve agricultural infrastructure and boost the income of more than 67,000 farmers.
The agency will send research equipment needed for developing crops that can resist pests and climate change to AGROSAVIA, a nonprofit Colombian public organization that supervises agricultural research.
The agency also plans to repair or expand nurseries needed to mass produce new crop species.
Education on the impact of climate change on local crops will also be provided to enhance agricultural productivity.
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