Colombia’s peace deal could be a boost for one part of the economy

Colombia’s peace deal could be a boost for one part of the economy

Colombia Features

If Colombia’s peace deal is ratified by plebiscite in October, the agricultural sector could be one of the biggest beneficiaries — and a crucial ingredient for peace and prosperity.  It’s been more than five decades since civil war broke out in Colombia, a conflict that has not only claimed countless lives but also brought social, economic and infrastructure development to a standstill, especially in the countryside.  Now the fighting finally appears to be over, thanks to a ceasefire agreement signed in June by the government and the Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia (FARC), the country’s dominant rebel group. Given the IMF forecast of just 2.5% economic growth this year, compar

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