An optimization model for Theobroma Cacao yield maximization based on smart farming technologies.

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

Abstract

This work investigates the technological optimization of Theobroma Cacao harvesting based on integrating three research domains. The First, assessing cocoa productivity in a site-specific farm under different soil conditions, irrigation, fertilization, diseases, and environment, based on statistical and machine learning models. The Second is developing a mathematical model involving operational research techniques to improve managerial decision-making in cocoa field operations under uncertainty. The Third is deploying a knowledge-based technical management systems solution in cocoa farming, considering technological infrastructure constraints and user centered design.
Date of Award4 Feb 2020
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • Universidad Autónoma de Bucaramanga
SponsorsMINCIENCIAS
SupervisorHenry Lamos-Díaz (Supervisor) & Antoni Granollers (Supervisor)

Keywords

  • Theobroma cacao
  • Stochastic Optimization
  • Software develpment
  • Smart technologies
  • Smart Farming
  • Process optimization

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