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Isla Grande de Rio Rosario.
A man from the cocoa federation (centre) instructs former coca farmers how to clear undergrowth and prune cocoa trees. This is part of an alternative development program for former coca farmers. This agro-forestry program, has farmers plant cocoa instead of coca, and harvest wood in a sustainable way. The women of the village are taught to make jewelery and household utensils out of coconut shells to be sold at craft shops and fairs. This project is USAID funded and implemented by the UN and FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization). This area is under the control of leftist guerillas (FARC).

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Isla Grande de Rio Rosario.<br />
A man from the cocoa federation (centre) instructs former coca farmers how to clear undergrowth and prune cocoa trees. This is part of an alternative development program for former coca farmers. This agro-forestry program, has farmers plant cocoa instead of coca, and harvest wood in a sustainable way. The women of the village are taught to make jewelery and household utensils out of coconut shells to be sold at craft shops and fairs. This project is USAID funded and implemented by the UN and FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization). This area is under the control of leftist guerillas (FARC).