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Memorias de investigación
Research Publications in journals:
Food Sustainability and Market Imperfections in Small-Scale Andean Farms
Year:2017
Research Areas
  • Humanities,
  • Agrarian economy
Information
Abstract
Small-scale agriculture is an essential pillar of the food supply in urban markets. Additionally, the family farming system involves food production, which is used for self-consumption to feed the family, and earn an income. Farmers` limitations reduce families? access to resources such as credit, information, or markets. The threats that affect farmers include low farm income and the risk of weakening the household farm structure. However, small farmers provide more than 40% of the food for local markets, which demonstrates their importance in the food system of many countries within Latin America. This paper analyzes the family system of the Food Production Network (BIOVIDA), which operates in Cayambe, a city in the Ecuadorian Andes. Composed essentially of women farmers, this network uses some strategies to diversify agro-food techniques and empower women in an area where men typically occupy leadership positions. This study collects data from farmers' surveys, interviews, and non-participatory observation. In this way, we observe that agriculture production has become part of the base of family welfare and food sustainability. The conclusions indicate that strengthening the socio-productive organization generates revenue and increases the capacities of farmers, despite market imperfections.
International
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JCR
No
Title
International Journal of Sciences: Basic and Applied Research
ISBN
2307-4531
Impact factor JCR
Impact info
Volume
Journal number
From page
64
To page
80
Month
SIN MES
Ranking
Participants
  • Autor: Christian David Franco Crespo (UPM)
  • Autor: Jose Maria Sumpsi Viñas (UPM)
  • Autor: Sandra Baldeón-Báez (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Economía Agraria y Gestión de los Recursos Naturales
  • Centro o Instituto I+D+i: Centro de Estudios e Investigación para la Gestión de Riesgos Agrarios Medioambientales (CEIGRAM). Centro Mixto UPM-AGROMUTUA-ENESA
  • Departamento: Economía Agraria, Estadística y Gestión de Empresas
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