Socio-Technological Characterization of Goat Industry at Tamarugal Province in Atacama Desert

Sergio Diez de Medina, Pamela Cabello, Juan Carlos Ríos, Pablo Figueroa, Ivan Balic, Damien Hardy, Viviana Vrsalovic


The following article displays a study carried over the goat producers in the northern Tamarugal province in Chile, including the analysis of a survey that characterizes the technical capability of the industry mainly constituted by altiplanean natives communities, exposing the needs that the innovation system requires to be improved in order to boost the generation of added value products useful for project sustainability of these communities. As well, sensitization of the main social breakthroughs is made in order to develop an effective technology transfer to the communities to accomplish this aimed sustainability, through innovative use of the resources.


Goat; sustainability; Tamarugal; innovation; Chile; Atacama

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