Collaborative Commercial Partnerships

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PASO Colombia works to build mutually beneficial partnerships among rural communities, ex-combatants, private companies, and public and international organizations. These collaborative commercial partnerships (CCPs) provide communities with an alternative to violent conflict by supporting agricultural projects through commercialization, funding, and technical training.

  • Cafe Grown By Armed Combatant Reintegration Program

    Partnership with Otraparte Coffee - Paramillo

    Under the brand Paramillo, ex-combatants market the coffee that they grow in the ETCR, as well as the coffee that they buy from other growers in the region. The coffee is purchased at fair prices, using a solidarity economy approach.

  • Teaching Coffee Farming Colombia

    Partnership With The Colinas Community

    Through this collaborative commercial partnership participants at the Rural Alternative School (ERA) in San Jose del Guaviare sell organic feed for animals to the community around the Colinas hamlet and to the cooperatives COOJAPAL and COOMACOL.

  • Hugo Restrepo Partnership

    Partnership with Hugo Restrepo & Co

    Within the Rural Alternative School (ERA) of Miranda, Cauca, a CCP has been developed between PASO Colombia, Hugo Restrepo & Cía S.A., and the two cooperatives of peasants and ex-combatants participating in this ERA to cultivate and sell tabasco chili peppers.

  • Alianza con Illy Caffè

    Partnership with Illy Caffè

    PASO Colombia established contacts with and worked to build confidence between ex-combatants and the National Federation of Coffee Growers in the department of Cauca.