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Vera Montenegro, L.; Baviera Puig, MA.; García Alvarez-Coque, JM. (2014). AHP choice in cocoa post-harvest technology for small-scale farmers. Spanish Journal of Agricultural Research. 12(3):542-552. https://doi.org/10.5424/sjar/2014123-5467

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Title: AHP choice in cocoa post-harvest technology for small-scale farmers
Author: Vera Montenegro, Lenin Baviera Puig, Maria Amparo García Alvarez-Coque, José María
UPV Unit: Universitat Politècnica de València. Departamento de Economía y Ciencias Sociales - Departament d'Economia i Ciències Socials
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Ensuring that the post-harvest process yields good quality cocoa is a relevant research question. However, the literature currently lacks detailed studies of producers criteria for post-harvest technology selection. There ...[+]
Subjects: Multi-criteria decision , Fermentation , Drying , Quality , Costs , Ecuador
Copyrigths: Reconocimiento (by)
Spanish Journal of Agricultural Research. (issn: 1695-971X ) (eissn: 2171-9292 )
DOI: 10.5424/sjar/2014123-5467
Instituto Nacional de Investigación y Tecnología Agraria y Alimentaria (INIA)
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.5424/sjar/2014123-5467
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Description: OPEN ACCESS JOURNAL: Articles are distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial (by-nc) Spain 3.0 Licence, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
The authors wish to thank the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (MINECO, Spain) and the European Regional Development Fund in the framework of the Agriinnova project "Organizational forms of innovation in agri-food ...[+]
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