The government will deliver 3,532 hectares of land purchased from rural families

From Montería, President Gustavo Petro will deliver 29 properties purchased by the National Land Agency (ANT) and the Ministry of Agriculture. This purchase represents a total of 3,532 hectares of land that will directly benefit 6,195 rural families.

Of these hectares, 169 will be dedicated to farming communities, 93% of which will be rural women in Montería and San Jacinto, Bolívar.

In turn, 127 hectares will be delivered to people in the reintegration process in accordance with the peace agreement, located in three Territorial Spaces for Training and Reintegration (ETCR), in Tumaco, Nariño, San Vicente del Caguan, Caquetá and Icononzo, Tolima.

For its part, about 3,236 hectares will be delivered to indigenous communities in Sabanas de San Ángel and Santa Marta, Magdalena), Agustín Codazzi (Cesar), Dagua (Valle del Cauca), Toledo and Chitagá (Norte de Santander), Hato Corozal (Casanare ), Puracé (Cauca), Balboa (Risaralda), Pijao (Quindío) and Pasto (Nariño).

The Colombian president’s announcement will be made at an event hosted from the Costa Azul estate, in the Montería village of Las Lomas.

This is one of 29 properties to be delivered covering 114 hectares and was purchased by the ANT in mid-February from the Victim Fund after reclaiming it from the assets of former United Self-Defense Forces commander from Colombia, Salvatore Mancuso, extradited to the United States, and now it will be awarded to landless peasant women in that region.

“More than 1 million hectares of land have already been formalized and at least 500,000 more are expected to be granted in 2023. Similarly, between August 2022 and January 2023, 50 properties were purchased with the Agency’s own budget, equivalent to 3,496 hectares of land. of which 42 equipment have already been delivered,” says Gerardo Vega, general director of the National Land Agency.

Source: El heraldo