Close to half of the population in Boyacá, Colombia is rural and employed in smallholder agriculture, which accounts for 80 percent of the region’s agricultural production. Boyacá is considered Bogota’s breadbasket because of the region’s rich soil and advantageous climate. It has the ability to produce an agricultural surplus which is vital for the country as a whole; yet, the smallholder farmers occupying this region face many barriers preventing them from achieving their full potential and optimizing their productivity.