Marketing systems effects on the sustainability of agricultural systems in andean hillsides

The need for sustainable agricultural production is generally accepted, and it is increasingly investigated. However, although much has been written about the socio?economic causes of problems with sustainability and the policies needed to overcome them, this has generally been from the viewpoint of...

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Autor Principal: Castaño Galves, Jairo
Formato: Trabajo de grado (Bachelor Thesis)
Lenguaje:Desconocido (Unknown)
Publicado: 2001
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spelling ir-p17054coll23-3572020-09-28 Marketing systems effects on the sustainability of agricultural systems in andean hillsides Castaño Galves, Jairo The need for sustainable agricultural production is generally accepted, and it is increasingly investigated. However, although much has been written about the socio?economic causes of problems with sustainability and the policies needed to overcome them, this has generally been from the viewpoint of the farmer and/or government (FAO, 1991). There has been no assessment of sustainability problems and needs from of the perspective of the marketing system. What is the optimal match between marketing system and sustainability in agriculture ? This study is a first attempt to consider the question of sustainability of agricultural systems from a marketing system perspective. A stable commercial relationship between farmer and enterprise may be an economic incentive for investments in the productive natural resource. Aim To elucidate the contribution of different marketing arrangements on the sustainability of production systems under different conditioning environments. The performance of certain marketing systems may be driven to obtain sustainable effects on the farmer's use of resources. Research A conceptual framework is proposed. Different methods are used to assess and validate the stated hypotheses. Firstly, a positive model approach relates sustainability to physical (e.g. land slope), personal (e.g. attitudes), economic (e.g. income), and institutional (e.g. marketing) factors. Secondly, a normative model approach includes sustainability, but also other goals such as profitability, risk avoidance, and income distribution. The simulation optimizes multiple objectives under different marketing scenarios. Preliminary findings confirm that farmers more integrated to the market are adopters of sustainable technology. Conversely, farmers facing market imperfections do not make an appropriate use of the land. Market imperfections such as transport and communications handicaps, high interests of commercial loans, or ambiguity of input and output prices, can result in sub-optiomal managements of the natural resource.  Agricultura; Agricultural marketing; Comercio internacional; América Latina; Cordillera de los Andes; Mercadeo; Modelling; Normas de producción; Soil erosion; Sustainability Ciencias sociales; Ciencias sociales / Comercio, comunicaciones, transporte 2001 PDF Tesis ENG - Inglés Colombia Colfuturo © Derechos reservados del autor http://babel.banrepcultural.org/cdm/ref/collection/p17054coll23/id/357
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language Desconocido (Unknown)
topic Agricultura; Agricultural marketing; Comercio internacional; América Latina; Cordillera de los Andes; Mercadeo; Modelling; Normas de producción; Soil erosion; Sustainability
Ciencias sociales; Ciencias sociales / Comercio, comunicaciones, transporte
spellingShingle Agricultura; Agricultural marketing; Comercio internacional; América Latina; Cordillera de los Andes; Mercadeo; Modelling; Normas de producción; Soil erosion; Sustainability
Ciencias sociales; Ciencias sociales / Comercio, comunicaciones, transporte
Castaño Galves, Jairo
Marketing systems effects on the sustainability of agricultural systems in andean hillsides
description The need for sustainable agricultural production is generally accepted, and it is increasingly investigated. However, although much has been written about the socio?economic causes of problems with sustainability and the policies needed to overcome them, this has generally been from the viewpoint of the farmer and/or government (FAO, 1991). There has been no assessment of sustainability problems and needs from of the perspective of the marketing system. What is the optimal match between marketing system and sustainability in agriculture ? This study is a first attempt to consider the question of sustainability of agricultural systems from a marketing system perspective. A stable commercial relationship between farmer and enterprise may be an economic incentive for investments in the productive natural resource. Aim To elucidate the contribution of different marketing arrangements on the sustainability of production systems under different conditioning environments. The performance of certain marketing systems may be driven to obtain sustainable effects on the farmer's use of resources. Research A conceptual framework is proposed. Different methods are used to assess and validate the stated hypotheses. Firstly, a positive model approach relates sustainability to physical (e.g. land slope), personal (e.g. attitudes), economic (e.g. income), and institutional (e.g. marketing) factors. Secondly, a normative model approach includes sustainability, but also other goals such as profitability, risk avoidance, and income distribution. The simulation optimizes multiple objectives under different marketing scenarios. Preliminary findings confirm that farmers more integrated to the market are adopters of sustainable technology. Conversely, farmers facing market imperfections do not make an appropriate use of the land. Market imperfections such as transport and communications handicaps, high interests of commercial loans, or ambiguity of input and output prices, can result in sub-optiomal managements of the natural resource. 
format Trabajo de grado (Bachelor Thesis)
author Castaño Galves, Jairo
author_facet Castaño Galves, Jairo
author_sort Castaño Galves, Jairo
title Marketing systems effects on the sustainability of agricultural systems in andean hillsides
title_short Marketing systems effects on the sustainability of agricultural systems in andean hillsides
title_full Marketing systems effects on the sustainability of agricultural systems in andean hillsides
title_fullStr Marketing systems effects on the sustainability of agricultural systems in andean hillsides
title_full_unstemmed Marketing systems effects on the sustainability of agricultural systems in andean hillsides
title_sort marketing systems effects on the sustainability of agricultural systems in andean hillsides
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