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Revista Colombiana de Biotecnología

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REYES SALAZAR, Jessica Lorena et al. Preliminary exploration of the potential for adoption of a biotechnology package for the control of T. solanivora by potato producers in the Cundiboyacense region of Colombia. Rev. colomb. biotecnol [online]. 2019, vol.21, n.2, pp.45-54.  Epub Jan 10, 2020. ISSN 0123-3475.

The potato is affected by the attack of Tecia solanivora that causes losses of up to 80%. Genetically modified varieties and biocontrol agents, can be used for its control. This study aimed to determine the socioeconomic potential of small potato producers in the Cundiboyacense region for the adoption of these biotechnological strategies, through face-to-face surveys and the use of methodologies such as partial budgets and logistic regression model. The results reveal that the type of seed defines adoption, there being an interest in technologies that allow pest control, so they would be willing to pay up to 30% more of the current value for this. The methodology of partial budgets showed a positive economic effect in the different scenarios proposed. It was concluded that small potato producers in the municipalities analyzed have a high socioeconomic potential for the adoption of the biotechnology package.

Keywords : Solanum tuberosum; biological control; transgenic crops; Guatemalan moth; production costs.

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