Co-construction IAP of the Uchuva Production Chain in the Municipality of La Calera-cundinamarca, Based on International Commercial and Environmental Standards

Weber Economics & Finance


February 2018, Vol. 4 (1), ISSN:2449-1662

© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research Article

Co-construction IAP of the Uchuva Production Chain in the Municipality of La Calera-cundinamarca, Based on International Commercial and Environmental Standards

Lemos Mejía, Ma. Ximena1 & Laverde Infante, Alejandra2

1Professional in International Trade. Master's student in Business and Economic Studies,
University of Guadalajara, Mexico.
2Environmental engineer and biologist, National University of Colombia,
Investigative focus: sustainability and the environment.



 

Accepted 4th February, 2018; Available Online 7th February, 2018.


Abstract:

Uchuva in the last 10 years has become as one of the most representative fruits of Colombia. Its vitamin properties, as well as its innovative applications in the agroindustry and haute cuisine, have positioned this as one of the most desirable exotic and with the greatest potential for colombian international trade. Taking into account that reaching international markets is a hard work, commercial competition transcends its borders and seeks a competition based on cooperation, which can respond to international requirements, which poses the growing global demand. In this sense, the present research proposes the collective construction of the Uchuva`s crop productive chain, which is carried out by a group of producers from the municipality of La Calera, Cundinamarca, in order to promote the union and the association of the peasants in favor of the development of export initiatives. In this same line, the methodology used here, is the Action-Participatory Research (IAP), which goes to practices of conversation, debate, knowledge transfer and co-construction, which allows the approach of the community, recognition and the search for a common goal, and the joint creation of productive and cultivation techniques. This will be built based on the terrain conditions of the peasants studied and will be established on the basis of good environmental practices and international commercial standards. It is evident that, although the cooperation that must exist in the peasantry must be mainly among them, the groups closest to these, such as public ministries, universities and private companies, must their first companions, so that the colombian peasant can be more productive and it can get to conquer international markets.

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