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Título: Horticulture in Algarve: a case study for sustainable development
Autor: Madeira, Emília
Guerreiro, João
Carvalho, Agostinho
Palavras-chave: Horticulture sector
Regional development
Data: Nov-2010
Editora: World Scientific and Engineering Academy and Society (WSEAS)
Resumo: This study takes into account the general context where the Algarve’s citrus culture is inserted. The aim is to identify the constraints faced by the sector in order to understand the main clients, suppliers and competitors’ behaviours. The results have allowed us to characterize the quality attributes considered as determinants when the citrus fruits are acquired, namely the Algarve’s citrus, by the national consumers as well as by the main distribution channels, in case they are presented in the market as differentiated or undifferentiated. The facts identified in the empirical research indicate that limitations of technical and institutional order can make unfeasible or strongly condition the capacity of the Algarve citrus culture (production subsystem) to meet the market requirements. The conclusions reached for the development of the Algarve citrus culture, were based on Hayami and Ruttan´s “induced technical and institutional innovation” theory (1998). We think we have given a contribution towards the definition of strategies for the Algarve’s citrus culture development, bearing in mind both the market and the available resources.
Peer review: yes
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10400.1/4717
ISBN: ISBN:978-960-474-244-8
Versão do Editor: http://www.wseas.org/multimedia/books/2010/Faro/URES.pdf
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