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Walter Schug ;Agronomía Colombiana 2006, 24 1

Autor: Juan Carlos Barrientos

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Agronomía Colombiana ISSN: 0120-9965 agrocolfabog@gmail.com Universidad Nacional de Colombia Colombia Barrientos, Juan Carlos; Schug, Walter The decision of farmers from the tropical region of Cochabamba in Bolivia to cultivate coca instead of state-recommended alternative products Agronomía Colombiana, vol.
24, núm.
1, enero-junio, 2006, pp.
147-157 Universidad Nacional de Colombia Bogotá, Colombia Available in: http:--www.redalyc.org-articulo.oa?id=180316238017 How to cite Complete issue More information about this article Journals homepage in redalyc.org Scientific Information System Network of Scientific Journals from Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain and Portugal Non-profit academic project, developed under the open access initiative E CONOMÍA Y DESARROLLO RURAL The decision of farmers from the tropical region of Cochabamba in Bolivia to cultivate coca instead of state-recommended alternative products La decisión de los agricultores del área tropical de Cochabamba (Bolivia) de cultivar coca en lugar de los productos alternativos recomendados por el Estado Juan Carlos Barrientos1 and Walter Schug2 Abstract: Despite national coca cultivation having been prohibited from 1973 onwards and the rapid reduction of coca plantations up to 2000, coca is still being cultivated in the tropical region of Cochabamba.
Technical and economic aspects are responsible for many farmers deciding to continue to cultivate coca and not to cultivate alternative crops.
Coca cultivation is technically more adaptable and less demanding than the five alternative crops analysed in this research (pineapples, banana, passion fruit, palm hearts and pepper).
These require more input or capital from the producers than cultivating coca as well as more technical experience and skills on their part.
In economic terms, the demand for coca leaves exceeds their supply, contrary to that of alternative crops; coca prices therefore tend to increase.
This is why coca producers often obtain...





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