Innovative project of oyster mushrooms of Farc-Ep ex-combatants is approved


​Oyster mushrooms are edible fungi similar to mushrooms. Besides being a food, oyster mushrooms also have medicinal properties. Photo:

Bogota, 03/08/2021 


  • ​​Continuing with the support for the reincorporation process, the implementation of a collective productive project was approved for oyster mushrooms – a delicacy similar to mushrooms. This project will benefit 26 ex-combatants from Bogotá and their families who are advancing in their transition to legality.

During the 119th session of the National Reincorporation Council green light was given to the implementation of a fresh oyster mushroom production system valued at more than COP $ 318 million, of which COP $ 208 million comes from resources of the National Government. 

The products of this project, which will be commercialized in local markets in Bogotá and surrounding areas, will be used to build an infrastructure that inoculates, incubates and fructifies the mushroom under aseptic conditions. 

In less than 3 years of implementation of the Agreements under the Peace with Legality policy, we have generated sustainable income in the agricultural, clothing, livestock, tourism, service and consumption products sectors, thanks to technical assistance and institutional articulation", highlighted Andrés Stapper Segrera, Director General of the Agency for Reincorporation and Normalization (ARN).

The implementation of a collective pig farming project implemented by Cooperativa Profesionales del Común (Prodelcomun) in the department of Meta was also approved, to benefit 5 ex-combatants with an investment of COP $ 59,977,500

The collective productive projects of the ex-combatants are part of the implementation of the economic benefits framed in the Peace with Legality policy – a guideline of the National Government promoted by the Presidential Council for Stabilization and Consolidation and the Agency for Reincorporation and Normalization (ARN). 

Counselor Emilio Archila; ARN Director General Andrés Stapper and the representatives of the ex-combatants of the Farc- Ep, Pastor Alape and Luis René Medina participated in the virtual meeting of the CNR.


Data of interest 

·    There are 13,119 ex-combatants of Farc- Ep in the process of reincorporation.

·    3,384 people in the process of reincorporation are linked to a collective productive project.

·    COP $ 39,554 million invested in 88 collective projects and COP $ 23,114 million in individual projects.

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