Reference : V-P-CO-E-00521
Date : 28/02/2009
Country/Region : COLOMBIA
Caption : Putumayo department, Puerto Asís municipality, village of Teteyé. In a former coca field. The area was hit by rockets and other munitions recently.
Photographer : PAGETTI, Franco
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : reserved users only
Copyright : ICRC/VII
Description : A villager shows how coca leaves are harvested. This was a coca field until the government sprayed it with crop-killing chemicals a few years ago. Coca leaves fetch prices that are 20 times higher than those of rice or corn. The field was struck by rocket-propelled grenades and improvised mortars during fighting between the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) and government soldiers some months ago.
Original material : digital
Resolution : 5616x3744
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour