A USAID program called MIDAS sought the long-term transformation of rural Colombia through private sector-led, demand-driven productive investment and social capital formation. MIDAS comprised of four components that fostered private sector development, integrated vulnerable and resource-poor populations, strengthened enabling environment in six corridors (Antioquia, Atlantic coast/Sierra Nevada, Eje Cafetero, Macizo/Putumayo, Magdalena Medio) and the South West, where the potential for crop diversification was high.
MIDAS strengthened the capabilities of farmers and producer organizations with effective technical assistance to attain the highest possible crop productivity; facilitated access to credit; provided improved planting material; and helped identify and link farmers to local and international markets. Target crops included: cacao, oil palm, specialty coffee, and other horticulture and fiber crops.
|Location||Colombia, Latin America and Caribbean|
|Value||USD 796 Million|