Exotic Organic Fruits Export Opportunities to Germany in the Post-Conflict Framework in Colombia
The implementation of post-conflict programs in Colombia promotes the generation of better conditions for the consolidation of rural markets in regions impacted by the conflict. The execution of the actions of the National Comprehensive Program of Voluntary Substitution of Crops for Illicit Use, PNIS, contribute to the restoration of the social fabric, re-establish the level of trust in the State by the victims, improves the social and economic levels of well-being and empowers the communities through productive activities. This work takes a look at the export opportunities of exotic fruits such as cape gooseberry, passion fruit and pitahaya grown in municipalities prioritized by programs to promote productive activities in the post-conflict context. It identifies the high productive and profitable potential of the three crops in the areas prioritized by post-conflict programs due to the favorable conditions of altitude, climate, rainfall, soil types and productive vocation. Regarding the export behavior of the three products, the study determines a stable
behavior in exports in the last years of the analysis period (2008 to 2017). However, there is evidence of the presence of seasonal behavior due to the agricultural nature of the products. The technical, financial and commercial support from state entities to support the consolidation of good organic practices and qualities is recommended. At the logistic and international level, the support of a specialized commercial agency is suggested.
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