The Organization of American States’ recent experiences in Nicaragua and Colombia have shown that, in addition to large projects, micro-projects—such as building farms or gardens—are a necessary step in the rehabilitation of cleared lands. Because of the extensive amount of vulnerable area in these mine-affected countries, the continual support of micro-projects not only facilitates development activities, but also lays the groundwork for reaching the United Nations Millennium Development Goals.
"Micro-projects Help Socioeconomic Recovery of Cleared Areas,"
The Journal of ERW and Mine Action
: Vol. 14
, Article 20.
Available at: http://commons.lib.jmu.edu/cisr-journal/vol14/iss2/20