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Analyzing influencing factors to scale up agroforestry systems in Colombia: A comparative ex-ante assessment of cacao farming and cattle ranching in two regions

Rodriguez, Tatiana and Bonatti, Michelle and Loehr, Katharina and Lana, Marcos and Del Rio, Martha and Sieber, Stefan (2022). Analyzing influencing factors to scale up agroforestry systems in Colombia: A comparative ex-ante assessment of cacao farming and cattle ranching in two regions. Agroforestry Systems. 96 :2 , 435-446
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Abstract

Agroforestry systems (AFS) are proved to enhance sustainable land management. Thus, there is increasing demand for effective ways to scale up AFS so that more people can benefit. Consequently, this study assesses the scaling-up potential of agroforestry systems (AFS) using cacao farming and cattle ranching in Caqueta and Cesar, Colombia, as examples. An ex-ante assessment using the ScalA tool is conducted through interviews with AFS experts from institutions promoting AFS. Using a comparative approach, results reveal that AFS have different scaling-up potential depending on the type of farming system and location characteristics. In our case, it is slightly higher for cacao farming than for cattle ranching in both regions and it is higher in Caqueta than in Cesar for both systems. Factors hindering the scaling-up potential for both regions are economic conditions at the local and regional levels since there is a lack of stable and differentiated markets to absorb AFS products. In contrast, the scaling-up potential in both regions is increased by the factors related to the capacity of the organizations that promote AFS and the attitudes of local communities toward them. The study generates information about factors that may hinder or foster AFS scaling-up, including not just the capacities and mechanisms to promote them but also the enabling conditions. This contributes to prioritizing AFS interventions and better allocating their resources to increase their chances of successful scaling-up.

Authors/Creators:Rodriguez, Tatiana and Bonatti, Michelle and Loehr, Katharina and Lana, Marcos and Del Rio, Martha and Sieber, Stefan
Title:Analyzing influencing factors to scale up agroforestry systems in Colombia: A comparative ex-ante assessment of cacao farming and cattle ranching in two regions
Series Name/Journal:Agroforestry Systems
Year of publishing :2022
Volume:96
Number:2
Page range:435-446
Number of Pages:12
Publisher:SPRINGER
ISSN:0167-4366
Language:English
Publication Type:Research article
Article category:Scientific peer reviewed
Version:Published version
Copyright:Creative Commons: Attribution 4.0
Full Text Status:Public
Subjects:(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 4 Agricultural Sciences > 401 Agricultural, Forestry and Fisheries > Forest Science
(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 4 Agricultural Sciences > 401 Agricultural, Forestry and Fisheries > Agricultural Science
Keywords:Scaling-up, Impact assessment, Land management, Sustainable Cacao Production, Silvopastoral systems
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-p-116031
Permanent URL:
http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-p-116031
Additional ID:
Type of IDID
DOI10.1007/s10457-022-00730-1
Web of Science (WoS)000743899800001
Otherhttps://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10457-022-00730-1
Alternative URL:https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10457-022-00730-1
ID Code:27223
Faculty:NJ - Fakulteten för naturresurser och jordbruksvetenskap
Department:(NL, NJ) > Dept. of Crop Production Ecology
Deposited By: SLUpub Connector
Deposited On:28 Feb 2022 11:25
Metadata Last Modified:28 Feb 2022 11:31

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