For more than five decades, Colombia had been immersed in an armed conflict that has left millions of victims. Within the national geography there are some territories that, socially and economically have been more affected than others, and require a greater intervention of the state to reestablish their progress.
Bringing agricultural projects to these zones which most of them are located in the Llanos Orientales region, imply to train the peasants of this areas in order to start producing, and, hence, it would not only bring infrastructure development but also technical knowledge for peasants.
27 projects of 'Work for Taxes' of enterprises from all sectors and nearly 400 companies are currently contributing to the economic and social development of the most affected zones by the armed conflict (Zomac).
The North American organization is aiming to strengthen this mechanism, which this year had 27 projects approved of companies from all sectors. That's why after the first discussion which took place in Bogotá, USAID is organizing discussions in other 3 big cities of Colombia.
With the program 'Works for Taxes' implemmented by the Government, enterprises help to close the socioeconomic gap, fight poverty and marginality in places of their interest or influence
En América Latina, hay más de 600 zonas francas en casi todos los países del Continente y en Colombia su número ya pasa de los 130.