SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

vol.31The Path of Beliefs. Some Determinants of Religious Mobility in Latin AmericaTechnological Changes in a Border Scene: The Arise of San Luis Rio Colorado, Sonora author indexsubject indexsearch form
Home Pagealphabetic serial listing  

Services on Demand




Related links

  • Have no similar articlesSimilars in SciELO


Frontera norte

On-line version ISSN 2594-0260Print version ISSN 0187-7372


OSORIO VELASQUEZ, Natali Yesenia  and  POMBO, Oscar Alberto. Technological Evolution and Coffee Growers’ Perception of Environmental Quality in El Águila, Cauca Valley, Colombia. Frontera norte [online]. 2019, vol.31, e1988.  Epub Jan 01, 2019. ISSN 2594-0260.

The perception of environmental quality among coffee growers in the municipality of El Águila (Cauca Valley, Colombia) is linked to changes in the coffee production process and cultural identity. Although technification has increased productivity in the face of pests and crop diseases, it has also harmed the environment, leading to an increase in deforestation, a decrease in wildlife, and damaged ground. Furthermore, a decline was observed in the number of children and young people taking part in farm work, and in coffee growers’ quality of life. This situation, along with the idea of a better life away from the countryside, has driven young people to migrate to urban areas.

Keywords : perception of environmental quality; coffee growers; standard of living; El Águila; Colombia.

        · abstract in Spanish     · text in English | Spanish     · English ( pdf ) | Spanish ( pdf )