September 18th 2014

The Colombian mining cooperative Íquira (Cooperativa Multiactiva Agrominera del Municipio de Iquira) is a model example of how coffee, plantain, livestock farming and gold mining can coexist sustainably. For years, gold mining has provided the community with diversified economic alternatives where community members alternate between artisanal mining and agriculture.

Today, thanks to the support of the Inter-American Development Bank through the Multilateral Investment Fund (IADB-MIF) and The Industry, Enterprise and Services Center of the SENA Huila, a local institution that supports the strengthening of social and technical capacity, The Alliance for Responsible Mining can proudly announce the Fairmined certification of “Cooperativa Multiactiva Agrominera del Municipio de Iquira” in Huila, Colombia.


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