Both in the south and southwest of Colombia, the departments of Huila, Caqueta, Cauca, Narino and Putumayo, remain with food shortages due to the agricultural strike and its roadblocks that has lasted for more than two weeks.
On August 19, the Colombian agrarian sector began an indefinite strike that the government has faced in recent days through agreements with farmers of Boyaca, Cundinamarca and Narino, but the conflict still persists.
Caqueta faces the most critical situation since most of the roads are blocked and the three entrances of Florence, the capital, are closed. In Huila classes were suspended and there have been riots in the north of Neiva.
A similar situation exists in Putumayo where road cuts have left isolated Mocoa, the capital, and the border with Ecuador is closed.
On Wednesday, various social organizations, unions and political groups in Colombia called for a “pot-banging” in Bogota and other cities to support farmers.