A Tool for Classification of Cacao Production in Colombia Based on Multiple Classifier Systems

  • Julián Eduardo Plazas
  • Iván Darío LópezEmail author
  • Juan Carlos Corrales
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10405)


Cacao is one of the central crops that support the agrarian production in Colombia. In some areas, it is the main source of income for about 25.000 families. Frequently, its production is affected by several factors such as climate, soil, water, wind, among others. This paper presents a Machine Learning approach for classifying cacao production in the region of Santander, Colombia. The proposed system aims to link climate and cacao production data to develop the classification task. In this sense, several techniques were experimentally evaluated in order to determine the algorithm that generates the best model to classify new climate instances on the cacao production dataset. Experimental results showed a better precision for Random Forest in comparison with other evaluated techniques.


Cacao production Classifiers Multiple Classifier Systems Classification Random Forest Supervised learning 



The authors would like to thank Universidad del Cauca, AgroCloud project of the RICCLISA program for supporting this research, and Colciencias (Colombia) for PhD scholarship granted to MSc. Iván Darío López and MSc(c). Julián Eduardo Plazas.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Grupo de Ingeniería Telemática (GIT)Universidad del CaucaPopayánColombia

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