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History is alive in San Agustín

In the Colombian Massif, where the imposing Andes mountain range splits into the three chains that cross Colombia, you can find one of the most important archeological sites of the Country: the San Agustín archeological park. This park, whose origins trace back between the 1st and the 9th century, represents the largest complex of religious monuments and megalithic sculptures in South America according to Unesco that acknowledged it as one of the eight World Heritage sites in Colombia in 1995.

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Quinoa: the seed of the future

It is a well-known fact that many of the efforts made in the field of food research look to innovation to guarantee high sustainable nutrition standards. However quinoa demonstrates that we should first become familiar with the foods from the past if we want to find solutions for the future. These archaic seeds, cultivated in the pre-Colombian era, are now back in the limelight thanks to their natural properties and delicious taste.

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Reforestation in farming lands

One of the great challenges faced by the cattle breeding industry in Colombia is maintaining satisfactory production systems and at the same time reducing their environmental impact. For this reason FEDEGAN, the Colombian Federation of Livestock Breeders, with support from other organizations, has launched the Project for sustainable Colombian livestock breeding (PGCS). Thanks to this initiative, over 2,000 families in 83 Colombian municipalities will be able to implement techniques that complement breeding activities, such as planting trees and conserving the native woodland areas.

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Alchechengi: The golden fruit

Amongst the wide range of exotic fruits found in Colombia, a special place is reserved for alchechengi. Known for its nutritional properties and appreciated worldwide for its exquisite flavor, it is the second most exported Colombian exotic fruit, after bananas.

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Exploring the peaks of Cocuy

The Cocuy National Natural Park is one of the best-loved destinations by nature enthusiasts thanks to its variety of trekking routes and the many different flora and fauna species that can be seen there. Additionally, this protected area hosts one of the six snow-tipped peaks of the great Colombian mountains.

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THE COFFEE CULTURAL LANDSCAPE, A TREASURE IN THE MOUNTAINS

One of the finnest coffee grains of the world grows in the Cultural Coffee Landscape. Smooth but still robust, the colombian coffee -100% arabic- has an unique and fine aroma. It's heavily grown in a region which has been an outstanding example of human adaptation to tought natural conditions. A successful coffee farming rose in a wild and isolated landscape.

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