398 OF 1997
Official Journal No. 43,107 of 14 August 1997
For which the exercise of the Profession of Administrators of Agricultural Companies, Agricultural Administrators or Agricultural Administrators is regulated and other provisions are dictated.
ARTICLE 1o. For the purposes of this Law, the Administration of Agricultural Enterprises, Agricultural Administration or Agricultural Administration is a professional career at the University level that is based on a Scientific, technical and humanistic training in accordance with the requirements specifically required by the Colombian Institute for the Promotion of Higher Education (ICFES).
ARTICLE 2o. From the date of this law, only professional registration may be obtained for the profession of Administrator of Agricultural Companies, Agricultural Administrator or Administration Agriculture in the territory of the Republic, who:
a) Hayan obtained or obtained, before or after the promulgation of this law, the professional title of Administrators of Agricultural Companies, Agricultural Administrators or Agricultural Administrators of Higher Education Institutions officially recognized, whose educational pensum and academic basis are approved by the Colombian Institute for the Promotion of Higher Education -ICFES-;
(b) Those who have obtained or obtained the professional title of Agricultural Business Administrator, Agricultural Administrator or Agricultural Administrator abroad for the validity of the professional title shall be governed for this purpose by the Decree-Law 2150 of 1995.
PARAGRAFO. Once the requirements of the literals a and b of this article are met, the professionals who are dealing with Article 1o. of this law must be registered with the Ministry of Agriculture.
ARTICLE 3o. They shall not be valid for the exercise of the Profession of the Administrator of Agricultural Companies, Agricultural Administrator or Agricultural Administrator the titles or diplomas issued by correspondence or the merely honorific.
PARAGRAFO. The technologists in the Agricultural Administration, Agricultural Administration of Higher Colleges and Public or private universities, will not be able to apply for a professional card such as Administrators of Agricultural Companies, Agricultural Administrator or Agricultural Administrator.
ARTICLE 4. For all legal purposes, it is understood by exercising the profession of Administrator of Agricultural Companies, Agricultural Administrator or Agricultural Administration, the application of knowledge technicians and scientists in the following activities:
(a) Manage the processes of production, exploitation, processing and marketing of goods and services generated by the activities of agricultural, livestock, agroindustrial, forestry and fish farming enterprises;
b) Advising and collaborating in the training and training of agricultural producers, state officials, and new professionals in the agricultural sector;
c) Develop, execute and analyze the financial projects, in order to process the necessary credits offered by the public and private banks in particular on the different lines of credit for agricultural and agro-industrial development;
d) Design, propose and implement strategies in the proper management of the marketing functions of the different goods and services offered by the Agricultural, Pequary and Agro-Industrial Companies for the purpose of achieving the most effective, profitability and efficiency in its management;
e) Organize and plan the production and marketing of agricultural and livestock products seeking the proper optimization of land, labor and capital resources and the profitability of investments;
f) Orienting and leading agricultural activities, in the different operating units;
g) Plan and make decisions related to agricultural exploitation; according to the economic conditions of the person concerned;
h) Plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate agricultural, livestock and agroindustrial projects;
i) Select and administer the human resource in Agricultural and Pequaria operating units;
j) Investigate on the ground the main difficulties encountered in technical matters and administer and suggest alternatives for development;
k) Create, manage and promote solidarity economy enterprises, associations and community enterprises;
l) Conduct financial projections and rationalize the management of monetary resources invested in agricultural and livestock exploitation, seeking greater profitability;
m) Encourage the organization of small farmers in the countryside to obtain better planning and management of the peasant economy;
n) Advance research activities of consultancy and consultancy in agricultural and agroindustrial companies;
n) Develop diagnostics related to the potential and limitation of natural resources, based on strategies for the efficient use and development of resources and technologies that guarantee self-sustaining production processes, assuring the conservation of the ecosystem in the framework of environmental policies by the Ministry of the Environment and Regional Autonomous Corporations.
ARTICLE 5o. The fields of professional practice, as defined in the fourth article of this law, are understood as own of the Administration of Agricultural Companies, Agricultural Administration or Administration Agriculture, without prejudice to the fact that the professions, legitimately established, develop actions in these areas.
ARTICLE 6o. To obtain the professional registration number of Agricultural Business Administrator, Agricultural Administrator or Agricultural Administrator, the following requirements must be met:
(a) Colombian national in the exercise of the rights of citizens or foreign nationals domiciled in the country with no less than three (3) years prior to the respective application for registration or who, failing that, has approved the title according to the provisions of Article 2 of this Law;
(b) Credit the professional title of the Agricultural Business Administrator, Agricultural Administrator or Agricultural Administrator, obtained at a higher education institution recognized and authorized by the State to grant it or any other another of the alternatives enshrined in the second article of this law.
ARTICLE 7o. To carry out the position of Administrator of Agricultural Companies, Agricultural Administrator or Agricultural Administrator, public or private entities shall require the person concerned to submit the Professional Card.
ARTICLE 8. To those who illegally exercise the profession of Administrators of Agricultural Companies, Agricultural Administrator or Agricultural Administrator will be imposed the penalties that the laws establish for the illegal exercise of the professions.
ARTICLE 9o. The Administrators of Agricultural Companies, Agricultural Administrators or Agricultural Administrators will be able to group together and form the National College of the Profession, which will give its own regulations and issue the corresponding Professional cards.
ARTICLE 10. The Administrators of Legally Enrolled Agricultural Enterprises, Agricultural Administrators, or Agricultural Administrators shall be subject to credit by the Fund. Agricultural Sector (FINAGRO), provided that they are within the circumstances provided for by Laws 16 of 1990 and 101 of 1993 and with the fulfilment of the provisions laid down and may elaborate, evaluate and process agricultural, livestock and livestock projects. Agroindustrial products to that Fund or to the Public Banking Entities or Private.
ARTICLE 11. Defeat all the provisions contrary to this law, which governs from your sanction and promulgation.
The President of the honorable Senate of the Republic,
LUIS FERNANDO LONDONO CAPURRO.
The Secretary General of the honorable Senate of the Republic,
PEDRO PUMAREJO VEGA.
The President of the honorable House of Representatives,
GIOVANNI LAMBOGLIA MAZZILLI.
The Secretary General of the honorable House of Representatives,
DIEGO VIVAS TAFUR.
Publish and execute.
Dada en Santa Fe de Bogotá, D. C., on 11 August 1997.
ERNESTO SAMPER PIZANO
The Minister of National Education,
JAIME CHILD TEN.