The Development of the Agricultural Sector of Colombia into the 1960s

Título en inglés: Desarrollo del sector agrario en Colombia en la década de 1960

Autor(es):

Albert Berry

  • Categoría: Interés General
  • Año de edición: 2017
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In the nineteen sixties in Colombia many politicians still believed that increases in agricultural production required capital intensive large production units, and Berry showed that employment and production could increase if technology and other inputs were delivered to medium and small farms.

These ideas supported policies of land reform, as long as it generated productive units of sufficient size. Berry also discussed the inevitability of solving extreme poverty in the rural area through rural urban migration, since given the large number of farms with insufficient land to guarantee a decent income, migration was called for to increase rural wages.  
 
Resumen

En los años sesenta en Colombia muchos políticos todavía creían que los aumentos en la producción agrícola requerían grandes unidades de producción intensivas en capital y Berry mostró que el empleo y la producción podrían aumentar si la tecnología y otros insumos fueran entregados a fincas medianas y pequeñas. Estas ideas apoyaban políticas de reforma agraria, siempre y cuando generaran unidades productivas de tamaño suficiente. Berry también discutió la inevitabilidad de resolver la pobreza extrema en el área rural a través de la migración urbana rural, dado que dado el gran número de granjas con tierras insuficientes para garantizar un ingreso decente, se solicitó la migración para aumentar los salarios rurales.

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Foreword
Miguel Urrutia Montoya

Presentation and Acknowledgments

Introduction 
Chapter I. An Introduction to the Development of Colombian Agriculture and to Current Policy Issues 
 
Chapter II. The Growth Process: Increase in Traditional Inputs Technological 

Chapter III. Process of Growth of Specific Inputs: Evidence on their Contribution to Growth of Output and to Changing income distribution. 

Chapter IV. A Cross-Sectional and Micro Approach to an Understanding of the Productivity of the Agricultural Sector 

Chapter V. The Institutional Setting for Agricultural Development

Chapter VI. Welfare of the Agricultural Population Through Time and its Determinants. 

Chapter VII. The Agricultural Sector as a Supplier of Foreign Exchange: The Development of the Coffee Industry Present Export Prospects 
 
Chapter VIII. Comments on Some Current Policy Issues 

Appendix tables
Section I. Aggregate Figures on Output, Area and Labor Force. 
Section IIa. Aggregate Figures: Capital Stocks, Investments and Mechanization. 
Section IIb. Regional Estimates on Capital Stock, Investment and Mechanization 
Section III. The Production Function. 
Section IV. Land Distribution, Tenure and Use: National and Regional.
Section VI. Technological Change: Research, Extension and Modern Inputs. 
Section VII. Differential Input use and Other Characteristics of Different Farm Sizes. 
Section VIII. The Labor Force, Income Levels, Wage Rates, Living Conditions, Migration, etc. 
Section IX. The Coffee Industry. 
Section X. International Trade in Agricultural Products.