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The report examines the viability and commercial sustainability of the panela industry in Colombia and makes a comparative review of the panela industry in Brazil and Guatemala, where panela is a major local production item.  It assess the impact of panela production on producer incomes and livelihoods in Colombia and provides information on the institutional and financial support required for Colombia to improve panela's commercial viability and increase profits for small-scale farmers.

75 pages, tables

Agricultural Management, Marketing and Finance Working Document, 6

Publication Details

  • Published: 2007
  • Publisher: Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations
  • Dewey Decimal: 338.173
  • ECHO Library: 338.173 GON