September 9, 2016
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, compared
"Right now is the time to be doing due diligence," says a Bogota-based consultant.