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First Family and Peasant Agriculture Fair will be held in Colombia

Bogotá, April 21 (Prensa Latina) The first Agricultural, Family, Peasant and Community Fair in Colombia will be held from June 20 to 23 at the Corferias venue in this capital, with Brazil as the guest of honor, organizers reported today.

“Better Colombian, ours istastier ours” is the name of this first edition, which seeks to strengthen the production and transformation processes of local foods, promoting internal consumption, as reported by the Ministry of Agriculture and Local Development.

The minister of the branch, Jhenifer Mojica, declared that the initiative arose after a meeting held with the Brazilian Minister of Agrarian Development, Paulo Texeira, on the importance of peasant, family and community agriculture in strengthening local production of foods such as a strategy to achieve the goal of Zero Hunger.

“That’s where the idea of holding this fair came from, which will have the participation of about 600 projects that bring together thousands of producers,” she commented.

The event, she estimated, will constitute an unprecedented space in the history of the Colombian countryside, because family, community and peasant agriculture encompasses production, transformation and marketing processes led by peasant, indigenous, black, Afro-descendant, Raizal and indigenous families and communities.

Furthermore, according to the information disclosed, it will be the showcase that promotes the consumption of processed products such as chocolate, dairy and fishing derivatives; special coffees, organic and of origin, Amazonian fruits, among others harvested and worked by rural populations, under strict supervision of the regulations for their commercialization.