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Decision Support Systems for the Imbabura Geopark: Ecuadorian Andes

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Abstract

The Imbabura Geopark, like many other geoparks around the world, has an alliance between population growth factors, the development of agricultural, industrial and tourist activities, and the need for these activities to be sustainable for the conservation of the geopark. The use of information systems to identify the factors to be addressed is a fundamental aspect of decision-making by stakeholders. The aim of this research was to identify the attributes of the SAFA and Geogebra systems to support decision-making in terms of the sustainability of growing strawberries, one of the crops produced within the Imbabura Geopark. The combined use of the two systems allowed us to answer the question: “Are the systems used to support decision-making in terms of sustainable agricultural production?” And it was identified that computer tools play a fundamental role in decision-making.

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  • Geogebra
  • SAFA
  • Sustainability

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Acknowledgments

We would like to thank the strawberry producers who collaborated in this investigation, as well as the Research Center at the Ibarra campus of the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador for funding the research project entitled, ‘Alternative and sustainable measures against climate change for the production of strawberry crops through the aeroponic system’.

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Cayambe, J., Diaz-Ambrona, C.G.H., Torres, B., Heredia-R, M. (2021). Decision Support Systems for the Imbabura Geopark: Ecuadorian Andes. In: Rocha, Á., Ferrás, C., López-López, P.C., Guarda, T. (eds) Information Technology and Systems. ICITS 2021. Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, vol 1331. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-68418-1_30

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