BUSINESS: Asociación de Productores Agropecuarios por el Cambio Económico del Guaviare (Asoprocegua)
CITY: Colombia
Country: Colombia
Asoprocegua, the Association of Agricultural Producers for Economic Change in Guaviare, came to be through various meetings of Guaviare communities who identified the lack of a spokesperson who could express the state of rural production to the State, especially regarding ilicit crops. Leaders from 35 zones of the western region of San José del Guaviare thus decided to create the Association. Asoprocegua's mision is to represent the area's citizens through a formal organization and to consolidate productive chains while developing community leadership. Our organization is establishing itself as rural economy enterprise, strengthening the region's productive units and significantly contributing to improving the livelihoods of its associates and to rural development. Asoprocegua is made up of 206 members, working to develop their communities' value chains through their processing plant for Amazon fruits.