Top 5 Things Chocoanos Love About Their Department, Chocó

Many Colombians who do not live in Chocó tend to hold a negative view and/or description of this Pacific Department of Colombia. They tend to focus much on the region’s economic poverty, internal political displacement and conflict, misery and hopelessness of the people who are born and raised in Chocó. I recently carried out a…

Food Security and Livelihoods: How the Mennonite Brethren Church Used Rice Production to Secure Food and Build Peace in Communities in Chocó.

It has been almost 9 years since the Mennonite Brethren (MB) Church’s agriculture foundation, known in Spanish as Foundacion Agropecuaria Tejiendo Esperanza (FAGROTES), started working with farmers to grow rice and later cacao at a large scale in the municipalities of the San Juan, Chocó – Colombia. Initially, the desire to work with farmers to…