Latin American Herald Tribune | 6/3/2009 12:00:00 AM
Biofuels, an Alternative for Colombian Peasants
Jun 03 -- Colombia’s Caribbean region of Santa Marta has become a zone of hope for poor farmers who have become micro-businessmen by growing oil palm for use in biofuels
Blanco, a peasant who never went to school, is the owner of 28 hectares (70 acres) of land where for the past five years he has grown oil palm, the fruit of which he sells to the CI El Roble firm, one of the six oil extraction plants operating in northern Colombia.
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