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close this bookAgricultural Expansion and Pioneer Settlements in the Humid Tropics (UNU, 1988, 305 pages)
close this folder16. Organized settlement on the Amazon frontier: The Caquetá project in Colombia
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View the documentDevelopment or stabilizing strategy
View the documentThe environmental issue in Colombia
View the documentMaterial accomplishments of Phase II
View the documentProject investment and cost
View the documentSocio-political events in the project area
View the documentStability of the production model
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View the documentFrontier stabilization alternatives
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Target population

Based on previous experience, INCORA characterized the project's direct beneficiaries as settlers who had at least five years of residence in the area, had cleared a minimum of 10 ha, had a legal title to the land or were in the process of obtaining one, and had started a small livestock herd. In other words, the target population consisted mainly of settled pioneers who, with the help of subsidized credit, technical assistance, and access to markets, would be able to consolidate their holdings and contribute to the physical stabilization of the agricultural frontier.