2022 Colombia

Environmental life cycle assessment (E-LCA) and social impact assessment (SIA) of small-scale biorefineries implemented in rural zones: the avocado (Persea Americana var. Americana) case in Colombia

Authors: Solarte-Toro, J.C.; Ortiz-Sanchez, M.; Alzate, C.A.C.

The objective of this study is to compare the environmental and social performance of two small-scale avocado biorefineries implanted in a rural zone in the North of Colombia. Two small-scale biorefineries were proposed. Small-B-1 addressed to produce avocado oil and animal feed, and Small-B-2 focused on the guacamole production. The environmental analysis was done by applying the life cycle assessment methodology. Then, agronomic information and process simulation were required to complete the analysis.

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2021 Ecuador

Techinical-economic study in avocado cultivation, Atahualpa Canton, El Oro Province

Authors: Vásquez-Aguilar, R.F.; García-Hevia, S.

Avocado presents a growing demand in the international market, as well as an increase in its price. Currently don't represent the most diversified cultivation in the study area. However, by a growing demand is required study that show its profitability and input to farmers income, those haven't identified the avocado production and marketing as economic alternative The research objective is realize technical-economic study for avocado small production, in El Tambo farm Atahualpa canton, El Oro province.

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