Memorias de investigación
Book chapters:
Approximation of a R+D+I Program for the AgroIndustry of Stevia Rebaudiana (Bertoni), as a Substitution Alternative of Erythroxylum coca (Lam) for the Post-Conflict in Catatumbo, Colombia

Research Areas
  • Agriculture,
  • Agricultural holding,
  • Agricultural policy,
  • Agricultural structures and production,
  • Agricultural product,
  • Cultivation of agricultural land

The purpose of this dissertation is to investigate if the cultivation of Stevia rebaudiana (Bertoni) may be an effective alternative to replace Erythroxylum coca (Lam) from the ground; secondly, to design an approximation of a R+D+I program that could provide cognitive and methodological support of the processes of introduction, establishment and substitution in the framework of armed post-conflict in Catatumbo, Colombia. The methodology used consisted of a documentary research, resulting in phases or aspects to be considered for the program, which are: study and zoning of agro-climatic conditions in the region of Catatumbo; Evaluation and introduction of cultivars; Design and validation of the technological pattern of production, such as monoculture and polyculture; Post-harvest handling, Artisanal and Industrial processing; Exploration of medicinal, food and industrial applications; Marketing and national and international trade, and the economic, social, environmental and political aspects of the introduction and establishment of this agro-industrial chain in Catatumbo. It is concluded that planting Stevia rebaudiana (Bertoni), is an effective alternative to replace Erythroxylum coca (Lam) and the presented program can be a cognitive and methodological support to its introduction and sustainable settlement.
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Book title
Global Partnerships for Development and Engineering Education
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Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Ingeniería de la Calidad Alimentaria
  • Departamento: Ingeniería de Organización, Administración de Empresas y Estadística