Unibán Fundación and Syngenta Colombia are committed to working with the local populations of some Colombian departments, to reforest and preserve the main water sources in the country’s banana regions.
Recently, Unibán Fundación and Syngenta Colombia announced the expansion of the Ecoaguas program to another banana region in the country. This program, which works hand in hand with local communities in favor of the preservation of hydrographic basins and the environment, also seeks to socially impact school, family and community nurseries in the regions where this project is carried out.
Since its beginnings, this program has planted more than 1,655,100 trees in 11 river basins located in different regions of Colombia such as Antioquia, Atlántico, Bolívar, Caldas, Cauca, Cundinamarca and Valle del Cauca, benefiting more than 467 families and 41 family and school nurseries in the country. The goals set out in this alliance are linked to the National Government’s strategy to plant 180 million trees by 2022 and are articulated with the goals of the Sustainable Development Goals – SDG.
“For Unibán Fundación the protection and care of the environment is very important and for this reason, it is one of our strategic programs that we are implementing in the banana regions of Urabá Antioqueño and the department of Magdalena. The challenges that this initiative pose will allow us to implement joint actions focused on a sustainable future, not only in the banana sector but also aimed at preserving natural resources”, stated Carolina Jaramillo Ferrer, executive director of Unibán Fundación.