Illicit crops and formalization of land rights: evaluation of public policies for a stable and lasting peace

Project: Research Project

Project Details


The objective of this project is to analyze the relationship between the stability of property rights and the reduction or increase of illicit crops, based on a combination of qualitative and quantitative methods, which will make it possible to (i) evaluate the impact of state formalization and substitution programs in specific territories on the stability of property rights and (ii) contribute to an understanding of the agrarian problem and its relationship with drug production in the country.
The project contributes to the analysis and compilation of information on the property rights of rural properties and their relation with the increase and decrease of illicit crops, based on the programs of formalization and substitution of illicit crops executed from 1994 to date; that is, following up on the implementation of initiatives that affect property rights within the framework of points 1 and 4 of the Peace Agreement. In this way, the research aims to answer the questions: What is the relationship between the regularization of property rights and the increase or decrease of illicit crops in Colombia? And how does this relationship affect the allocation and stability of rural land property rights?
With this, the project proposes to fill a gap in the literature on the relationship between property rights and the existence of illicit crops and to formulate policy recommendations to contribute to the implementation of the programs designed within the framework of the implementation of points 1 (Integral Rural Reform) and 4 (solution to the drug problem) of the Peace Agreement.


Publication of one (1) scientific article in indexed journals of category Q1 or Q2
Publication of one (1) scientific article in indexed journals of category Q3 or Q4
One (1) report with main research findings and public policy recommendations
Training of two (2) undergraduate students and/or degree requirement tutoring
Formation of one (1) master's student and/or degree requirement tutoring
Attachment of one (1) PhD student
Presentation of the call for young researchers Colciencias
Short titleIllicit crops and Formalization of Agrarian property rights
Effective start/end date3/18/193/18/21

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Main Funding Source

  • National


  • Jamundí


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