Palma de aceite: balance sobre los fenómenos de despojo y concentración de tierras ligados a su expansión en Colombia Thesis

short description

  • Undergraduate thesis

Thesis author

  • Moreno Castelblanco, Catherin


  • The following study analyzes through a documentary review how the phenomena of land dispossession and land grabbing are associated, in the context of Colombia's armed conflict, with the expansion of oil palm cultivation. From the review of case studies in the departments of Bolivar, Norte de Santander, and the Bajo Atrato and Orinoco regions, it can be seen that at least three categories are involved in the expansion model of oil palm cultivation in relation to the phenomena under study: 1) violence, 2) State, and 3) land use change. These variables show how the armed conflict was a functional factor in the process of dispossession and land grabbing for agroindustry, as well as the institutional mechanisms that allowed the legalization of abandoned lands and the agricultural development model that facilitated agroindustrial expansion. In addition to the impacts of palm monoculture on land use change and small-scale peasant economies. The reader can identify through the case studies how these variables accompany the expansion of the agroindustrial model in each of the regions at the beginning of the 21st century.

publication date

  • August 17, 2022 5:55 PM


  • 21st century agro-industrial model in Colombia
  • Armed conflict
  • Crop expansion
  • Land dispossession and concentration
  • Land use
  • Oil palm cultivation
  • Peasant economies

Document Id

  • 40e9431c-ca0b-42f3-acba-19907fb38ada