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The main objective of this paper is to identify productive determinants that have an influence in the association of yam producers in the Caribbean region of Colombia. The database used in this research is the Censo Nacional Agropecuario 2014, developed and supplied by the Departamento Nacional de Estadística (DANE). The method of econometric estimation used is the probit model. It is observed that each department has differences in factors that affect membership. Lastly, it is concluded that the productive association is a way in which the producer can get financing, input, information and negotiation power.

Henry Mendoza-Crespo, Universidad de la Costa, Barranquilla, Colombia

Maestría en Economía.

Mauricio Ortiz-Velásquez, Universidad del Norte, Barranquilla, Colombia


Maestría en Marketing.



Mendoza-Crespo, H., & Ortiz-Velásquez, M. (2020). Importance and determinants of the agricultural productive association: yam cultivation in the Colombian Caribbean. Sociedad Y Economía, (41).