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El valle del río Cauca es una de las regiones más fértiles de Colombia y se encuentra en gran parte cultivado con caña de azúcar y frutas tropicales.
Cerca del 65% de las exportaciones del Valle del Cauca corresponde a diez productos entre los cuales los de mayor importancia son el azúcar procesada, el cacao, y los derivados de éstos; que constituyen el 26% de las exportaciones.
Del total de las importaciones del país un 13% corresponde a la región de la costa Pacífica, así el Valle del Cauca se ubica como el cuarto importador más grande del país.
www.unido.org /doc/25788?language_code=es   (1819 words)

 About Univalle/ Universidad del Valle / Cali, Colombia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The University of Valle, as a public university, has the mission of higher education, through the generation and diffusion of knowledge in the fields of science, culture and art, technology and humanities, with autonomy and an emphasis on social service.
University of Valle, as one of the most important higher education public institutions of Colombia in coverage, quality and diversity of its services, aspires to be known as a university of excelence, that is pertinent, innovative, efficient, competitive, with scientific research and international proyection.
The Universidad del Valle has its central campus in Cali, the capital of the State of Valle del Cauca, one of the regions of greater industrial development in Colombia, well known for its sugar cane exporting capacity to the international markets.
www.univalle.edu.co /english/acercauv.html   (760 words)

 Florida Entomologist, v. 82, n. 1, p. 113
During a project directed to determine the diversity of species of Anastrepha in some localities of the Department of Valle del Cauca, 26 species of Anastrepha were recovered from different host plants and also caught in McPhail traps.
Many fruits were collected from about 13 municipalities of the Department of Valle del Cauca, but only the samples obtained from the municipalities of Buenaventura, Jamundí, La Cumbre and Yumbo were considered in this study, in which at least one parasitoid was recovered besides the Anastrepha fruit fly.
The specimens were deposited in the Museum of Entomology at the Universidad del Valle (Department of Biology, Cali-Colombia).
www.fcla.edu /FlaEnt/fe82p113.htm   (1947 words)

 Valle del Cauca --  Encyclopædia Britannica
In its middle reaches, the Cauca flows through the broad, fertile intermontane depression of the Valle del Cauca (where sugarcane, cacao, bananas, corn...
Straddling the Cali River in the Cauca Valley of southwestern Colombia, Cali is the capital of the Valle del Cauca department.
A Cuban poet, Julián del Casal was one of the most important forerunners of the modernist movement in Latin America.
www.britannica.com /eb/article-9074726   (801 words)

 Valle Del Cauca | Colombia Guide   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Cauca is one of the departments with the major action, not Valle del Cauca.
First of all Valle del Cauca is a department in Colombia.
Valle del Cauca is one of the safes departments of course usually it is safer when you are in the confines of a city i.e.
poorbuthappy.com /colombia/node/9923   (727 words)

 IFEX :: CAPSULE REPORT: Joint mission highlights dangers for journalists working in Valle del Cauca
The right to be informed has been undermined and little news has appeared in local media about the situation in Valle del Cauca, even though armed groups are fiercely fighting each other there and the area is plagued by violence linked to drug trafficking.
Two of the country's most powerful drug cartels are based in the northern Valle del Cauca, where they have formed two rival private armies, the Machos and the Rastrojos.
Several areas of Valle del Cauca province are hubs or centres of drug-trafficking, but the local media very rarely mentions this because it is too dangerous.
www.ifex.org /en/content/view/full/69191   (1868 words)

 AllRefer.com - Cali, South America (South American Political Geography) - Encyclopedia
1,641,498), capital of Valle del Cauca dept., W Colombia, on the Cali River.
It is an industrial and commercial center of the upper Cauca valley.
In the city are two universities and the headquarters of the Cauca valley development project, which is modeled after the Tennessee Valley Authority.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/C/Cali.html   (243 words)

 Valle del Cauca - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Valle del Cauca is a department of Colombia.
The valley is geographically limited by the Central and Western mountain ranges and is 'bathed' by numerous rivers which empty into the Cauca River.
Travel guide to Valle del Cauca from Wikitravel
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Valle_del_Cauca   (290 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Their most ambitious aim is the purification of the river Cauca, one of the main rivers in Colombia.
The Valley of the Cauca is located in the South-West of Colombia between the Pacific Ocean and the Western mountain ranges.
It is anticipated that in the second half of 2005 the two partners in collaboration with Universidad del Valle, will start a project on “Eco-technologies for wastewater treatment and reuse”.
www.ihe.nl /vmp/articles/News/NEW-20050503-17-54-15.html   (624 words)

 COLOMBIA WEEK: Independent News and Analysis (September 6, 2004)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Jairo Salcedo, the police chief of neighboring Valle del Cauca Province, attributed the deaths to clashes between Colombia’s largest guerrilla group, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), and the country’s main paramilitary federation, the United Self-Defense Forces of Colombia (AUC).
To protest the violence, ONIC is planning a march beginning September 12 in the Cauca town of Santander de Quilichao and ending in Cali, a city in neighboring Valle del Cauca.
And Eliécer Valencia Oviedo, president of a Valle del Cauca Education Workers Unitary Union (SUTEV) branch, was assassinated August 21 at his home in the town of Tuluá after speaking out against intensified paramilitary activity in the area.
www.colombiaweek.org /20040906.html   (2870 words)

 Cartago, Valle del Cauca - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It is within the Valle del Cauca department and is located very close (20 minutes) drive from Pereira.
It is the third largest city in Valle after Cali and Tuluá.
It features warm weather >27 degrees Celsius on a typical day, and is home to multiple farmhouses, recreational sites, discos and condos frequented by people coming from Pereira.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Cartago,_Colombia   (129 words)

In the Valle del Cauca, there are 2 to 3 new cases of spinal cord injury per week from violence and another 8 per day from brain injury caused by violence.
In the Departamento del Valle del Cauca there are four producers of wheelchairs.
Most important, the disabled community of Valle del Cauca will be energized, better organized, and capable of continuing the service and advocacy activities undertaken through our project.
www.whirlwindwheelchair.org /newsarticles/recent/news_r02.htm   (3912 words)

 Cauca on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
It is navigable in its lower course and drains a fertile valley; coffee is the chief crop.
Valle del Cauca exports up despite Venezuela crisis.
Policías alinean cadáveres de paramilitares abatidos en Cauca (ARCHIVO) Policías del departamento colombiano de Cauca alin.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/C/Cauca.asp   (550 words)

 Cauca River --  Britannica Concise Encyclopedia - Your gateway to all Britannica has to offer!
It receives the San Jorge, César, and Cauca rivers in the swampy floodplain of the northern lowlands.
It is situated in the Cordillera Central of the Andes Mountains and is bounded by the Magdalena River on the east and the Cauca River on the west.
In the 1980s the generating capacity was greatly increased by projects in the upper Magdalena, Cauca, and Guavio rivers.
concise.britannica.com /ebc/article-9360057   (791 words)

 CPD: South America, Site SA39, Colombian Pacific Coast Region, Colombia
The Colombian Pacific Coast region (Chocó sensu lato) is the stretch of land mainly between the Pacific Ocean and Cordillera Occidental of the Andes, from west of the mouth of the Atrato River near Panama to the Mataje River bordering north-western Ecuador (Rangel-Ch.
The Colombian departments represented are primarily Chocó, Valle del Cauca, Cauca and Nariño.
The phytogeography of the pteridophytes of the Departamento del Chocó, Colombia.
www.nmnh.si.edu /botany/projects/cpd/sa/sa39.htm   (4044 words)

 South American Business Information: Valle del Cauca exports up despite Venezuela crisis.@ HighBeam Research   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The Banco de la Republica notes that exports from the Valle del Cauca region of Colombia increased by 7.4% in the first two months of the year, reaching a value of US$151.1mil.
The value exported in the same period of 2002 was US$140mil, and this was in period when the crisis in Venezuela had not come to a head.
In spite of the difficulties posed by the problems in Venezuela, to which exports from Colombia declined by 70% in the first two months of the year, the Valle del Cauca area has been able to compensate by increasing...
highbeam.com /library/doc0.asp?docid=1G1:104364310&refid=ink_tptd_np   (227 words)

 Cali --  Britannica Student Encyclopedia
city, capital of Valle del Cauca departamento, western Colombia, on both sides of the Cali River at an elevation of 3,327 feet (1,014 m).
The city, set in the intermontane subtropical Cauca Valley of southwestern Colombia, was founded on July 25, 1536, by Sebastián de Belalcázar.
In the 1930s inland connections were improved, resulting in the growth of road-borne traffic; modern port facilities and an...
www.britannica.com /ebi/article-9273458?tocId=9273458   (690 words)

 Cali - Art History Online Reference and Guide
Santiago de Cali, the city's complete name, is the capital of the Valle del Cauca, department in Colombia.
Cali is located between the western and center ranges of the valley of the Cauca river.
Initially, the city was established near the center of the Cauca valley, though it was moved to its current location a year after its foundation.
www.arthistoryclub.com /art_history/Cali   (441 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
We note that simultaneously with this tragic incident there were = attempts using explosives in the barrios of San Antonio and la Rivera in = Cali, and in the (nearby) city of Buenaventura in the Valle del Cauca.
Exigimos una investigaci=F3n imparcial y objetiva con veedur=EDa del = Ministerio Publico, que arroje a la mayor brevedad resultados p=FAblicos = frente a los autores materiales e intelectuales de estos hechos.=20 10.
En el transcurso del conflicto, la represi=F3n se ha agudizado y se han = despedido 13 obreros, se ha violado el libre ejercicio de la actividad = sindical, impidiendo la entrada de los dirigentes sindicales a los = sitios de trabajo.
freeteam.nl /pipermail/plan-c/2003-May.txt   (12190 words)

 Colombian Ship Visits Little Creek   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
When the Colombian ship ARC Valle del Cauca (Cutter 44) came to Naval Amphibious Base Little Creek in early October, it was for three things: training, training and more training.
ARC Valle Del Cauca was formerly named USCGC Durable (WMEC 628), while previously belonging to the U.S. Coast Guard.
The primary mission of ARC Valle del Cauca's crew is counter-narcotics operations off the coast of Colombia.
www.news.navy.mil /search/display.asp?story_id=10065   (429 words)

 Breeds of Livestock - Hartón Cattle   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The Hartón breed is a Criollo type of Bos taurus that were brought by the Spanish conquerors to the high part of the Cauca river valley of Columbia around 1539.
The breed has been developed mainly in what is today Departamento del Valle del Cauca, at 950 m.a.s.l., 24ºC and a year rainfall of 1536mm., (dry tropical forest).
The National Breeders Association of the Creole Cattle Hartón del Valle, Asoharton, was founded in 1976 and since then has been working for the preservation, genetic improvement and development of the breed.
www.ansi.okstate.edu /breeds/cattle/harton   (525 words)

 Georgetown University   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
On the 16th of December 2004, 11 actors from the different parts of the chain from the central zone met with the aim of evaluating the signing of the competition agreement and to formulate strategies for the continuation of the chain in the year 2005.
Additionally during the “Día del Piscicultor”, a series of activities were developed and as a result of this training 3 fish associations of producers built a partnership.
In October 2004 the actors of the fish cluster formulated 2 projects that aimed to guarantee the sustainability of the fish cluster.
www.georgetown.edu /sfs/programs/clas/Colombia/colombia_program_research_econ_development.htm   (2303 words)

 Search Results for Cauca - Encyclopædia Britannica
capital of Cauca departamento, southwestern Colombia, at the base of Puracé Volcano (15,603 feet [4,756 m]) on a tributary of the Cauca River, 5,702 feet (2,241 m) above sea level.
Founded in 1650, it is an agricultural centre in a coffee and cotton region on the Pan-American Highway and on a main...
Founded as San Luis in 1903 by Heraclio Uribe Uribe, the city was renamed for Sevilla, Spain, when it became a...
www.britannica.com /search?query=Cauca&submit=Find&source=MWTAB   (313 words)

 Colombian Wines | Colombia Guide   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Se inició en el valle del río Cauca, en la zona suroccidental, con la plantación de extensiones pequeñas que, más tarde, se ampliaron a otras zonas.
Posteriormente, Ceferino González, un español que arribó en 1943 al valle del río Cauca, consideró aptas las tierras para la viticultura y desarrolló en aquella zona los primeros parrales.
La zona principal de producción de uva en Colombia está situada a lo largo del valle del río Cauca, en su curso alto, con una longitud de 280 kilómetros y 20 de ancho.
poorbuthappy.com /colombia/node/10127   (2384 words)

 NJN - New Jersey Public Television and Radio
In the mountainous zone of Valle del Cauca surrounding Calima Lake in Colombia, the oldest and most vigorous traditions of guaquería are still used in pursuit of the riches of El Dorado.
Coffee growers small towns are located in mountainous zone of Valle del Cauca State surrounding Calima Lake.
By the end of past century and the beginning of this one, settlers from Antioquia state in Colombia brought to Viejo Caldas and Valle del Cauca a new fever of hunting Indian treasures.
www.njn.net /television/highlights/june02/guaqueros.html   (419 words)

 Crop Agroecosystem Health Management: Special Cassava Projects
The aim is to offer different, but efficient, alternatives in pest management, such as biological or microbiological control, varietal resistance, and short-term chemical control, to both small cassava farmers who, until now, have been the major producers of cassava, and larger scale farmers who have not yet obtained much experience.
In Colombia, whitefly attack is most severe in the Departments of Cauca and Tolima, the Atlantic Coastal Region, and the Eastern Plains, where yields are reduced by as much as 79% in experiment fields.
In the Departments of Cauca and Valle del Cauca, the pest has become endemic, affecting the area’s farming economy.
www.ciat.cgiar.org /ipm/special_cassava_projects.htm   (2601 words)

 El Andar: Spring 2000
Gardeazábal was governor of Valle del Cauca at the time of his arrest.
It’s not surprising, then, that when he studied literature at Universidad del Valle in Cali, his thesis examined the Colombian novels that emerged from La Violencia.
Agriculture is the backbone of el Valle; the region is a leading producer of sugar, rice, tobacco and coffee.
www.elandar.com /back/spring01/stories/story_colombia.delatierra.html   (2481 words)

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