versión impresa ISSN 1909-2474
CORTES ORTIZ, BRIGETTE TARYN. SOCIO-ENVIRONMENTAL DESCRIPTION OF THE GROUND IN THE VALLE DEL CAUCA: THE CASE OF THE SUGAR AGRIBUSINESS. Luna Azul [online]. 2010, n.31, pp. 41-57. ISSN 1909-2474.
The paper aims to describe how the ground in the Valle del Cauca has been socially and environmentally appropriate for the sugar agribusiness model from the early twentieth century to the present. In this sense, the research makes a journey from farm economy entered into crisis in the nineteenth century in what is now the Valle del Cauca to an agribusiness model increasingly complex as the cluster of sugar. The core of the document deals with the historical-spatial description of the sugar agribusiness development, which has exerted strong pressure on natural resources which mainly has to do with the ground, which makes evident the different socio-environmental impacts are defining the use and ownership of this resource in the Valle del Cauca. The methodology used was taken from a draft environmental assessment called "Pressure/Condition/Response", which was the center for registration and organization of the information collected from which emerged different qualitative and quantitative indicators, which joined the documentary work different from institutional documents produced by ASOCAÑA and CENICAÑA. At the same time, the aim is to place this issue in the discussion of the social sciences, discussing the notions of development and environment, according to the contributions of the intellectual output of the Economic Commission for Latin America (Called by Sunkel, 1981), Donald Worster (Called by Castro, 1995) Anthony Giddens (2000) and Ulrich Beck (1997, 1998a, 1998b).
Palabras llave : Environment sociology; description environment of the ground; agribusiness sugar; Valle del Cauca; aspects environment.