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Technological Innovation for the Sustainability of Knowledge and Natural Resources: Case of the Choco Andino Biosphere Reserve

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Abstract

The management of natural resources has multiple challenges, such as covering the needs of a population that is estimated to exceed nine billion people by 2050, Therefore, the need for a digital evolution in agriculture that meets the needs of a world population in the future is identified The objective was: evaluate the sustainability of natural resources as a contribution towards the technological innovation of agriculture; the snowball sampling technique was used, in four productive systems: mixed, agroecological, indigenous y conventional, located in the transition and buffer zones of the Choco Andino Biosphere Reserve, SAFA evaluation framework (FAO) was used. The data were collected through a semistructured interview based on a questionnaire of 117 questions; the interview lasted 75–85 min conducted to the heads of household In the results were evidence of the 12 case of studies and the different sustainability dynamics in the dimensions: good governance, economic residence, environmental integrity and social welfare. The similar characteristic between case studies was the precarious capacity to govern natural resources, which strengthens the importance of intervention with a digital literacy process to improve management capacity.

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  • Digital technology
  • Rural territories
  • SAFA

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Heredia-R, M., Falconí, V., H-Silva, J., Amores, K., Endara, C.A., F-Ausay, K. (2021). Technological Innovation for the Sustainability of Knowledge and Natural Resources: Case of the Choco Andino Biosphere Reserve. In: Botto-Tobar, M., Zambrano Vizuete, M., Díaz Cadena, A. (eds) Innovation and Research. CI3 2020. Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, vol 1277. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-60467-7_38

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