Coffee Cultural Landscape of Tolima, Colombia: Heritage Valuation, Sustainability and Management

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The paper strives to put into value the Tolima Coffee Cultural Landscape (CCLT) by establishing its values, attributes (quantitative and qualitative) and its delimitation. It also proposes a social agenda to embrace, validate and improve the components with the communities and, finally, identifies specific key issues for management to establish strategies to establish participatory tools with the communities, so that the social groups assume their responsibility in the valuation of the landscape.
The methodology organizes a set of representative qualitative and quantitative attributes equal to the Colombian Coffee Growing Landscape (CCLC) inscribed on the UNESCO´s World Heritage List, and additional attributes not previously applied to Colombian coffee growing landscapes. The quantitative attributes were linked to a Geographical Information System and a model for the cartographic delimitation of the cultural landscape was achieved.
The paper is the first approach to the spatialization and valorization of the Tolima coffee cultural landscape. It defines a social agenda to widely validate the CCLT in the communities, and also the key issues management agenda with the participation of government and social entities. It contains the basic features adjusted to the current needs of achieving a regional policy as a positive strategy for the valorization of the heritage and for making cultural and environmental protection more sustainable.
Given that CCLT is a topic still unknown to policymakers and inhabitants, the results of the research should be validated with more representative members of the coffee communities along with the Tolima territory, with the support of the Tolima Coffee Growers Committee.
The document provides the first results of research on the values, attributes, delimitation and management agenda of key issues for the conservation of the site.
Idioma originalInglés estadounidense
Número de páginas21
PublicaciónJournal of Cultural Heritage Management and Sustainable Development
Volumen10
N.º3
DOI
EstadoPublicada - 18 jun 2020

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