Project Name: National Marketing Program for Agricultural Products in Colombia - LAMP Country Study *
Donor: Government of Colombia and the Agency for International Development
Contract No: AID/LA-C-1116
Account No: 71-2001
Duration: October 1975 - December 1976
Key MSU Faculty: K. Harrison (Agricultural Economics); M Weber, H. Riley, J. Shaffer (Agricultural Economics)
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Project Goals: To create a coordinated national marketing program capable of handling increased agricultural production and, at the same time, capable of reducing as much as possible the loss of products and the relatively high costs of the present marketing and distribution system; to help join and coordinate the efforts and activities of the various groups and organizations presently working in this field.
Cooperating Institutions: Agricultural Sector Planning Office, Ministry of Agriculture (OPSA); National Planning Department (DNP); Agrarian Reform Cooperatives Central (CECORA); Commodity Supply Corporation of Bogota (CORABASTOS); Agricultural Financing Corporation (COFIAGRO); Agricultural Credit Bank (Caja Agraria); Perishable Products Marketing Enterprise (EMCOPER); Commodity Supply Corporation of Cauca Valley (CAVASA)
Project Summary: This contract was essentially a continuation of relation-ships between MSU and the Government of Colombia in agricultural marketing that were in effect for about 5 years. It provides for the long-term involvement of K. Harrison and the short-term involvement of MSU consultants who, by and large, had gained much of their expertise from former participation in LAMP related projects. This project also constitutes the final undertaking under the general auspices of the MSU-based LAMP organization.
* This description is adapted from work by Nancy E. Horn, an MSU alumnus from the Anthropology Department, published in 1985 “A Project History of Michigan State University’s Participation in International Development for the period 1951 – 1985”. See AFRE Emeritus Faculty - Acknowledgements