Rutie Ballestas from “Fruto del Espiritu” shared a presentation in GVC of her work in Columbia, helping farmers to grow and market unique, exotic fruits in place of their previous cocaine crops.
The Colombian Government and Guerillas recently came to an agreement for peace, and have carried out a joint mine-clearing operation. Agrarian reform and land restitution is underway. New crops are being encouraged.
The resulting juices are exported to the UK, where they are being used in the recreation industry.
More details are on their website: fruto.co.uk