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dc.contributor.author Vera Montenegro, Lenin es_ES
dc.contributor.author Baviera Puig, Maria Amparo es_ES
dc.contributor.author García Alvarez-Coque, José María es_ES
dc.date.accessioned 2016-01-21T15:52:10Z
dc.date.available 2016-01-21T15:52:10Z
dc.date.issued 2014
dc.identifier.issn 1695-971X
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10251/60117
dc.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. es_ES
dc.description.abstract 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 is therefore a need for research that examines technology choice based on several criteria. This is the aim of our paper. We defined a cocoa post-harvest technology selection model to assist small producers in Ecuador. To do so, we employed the Analytical Hierarchy Process (AHP) to assess the following criteria: quality, processing cost and technology adoption capability. By considering only quality, we first performed a preliminary assessment of nine post-harvest technologies yielded by all possible combinations of fermentation and drying methods. Under the criterion quality , results show that no post-harvest technology is preferable to another. This implies that quality differences between producers do not derive from technology choice but rather from the rigour with which producers perform fermentation and drying processes. After adding the criteria processing cost and technology adoption capability , we performed the analysis again. This multi-criteria approach offered a better way to approximate small farmers real needs when selecting technology for cocoa post-harvest. Although quality was the highest-valued criterion, high scores attributed to some technologies in the other two criteria offset scores for quality. Thus, processing cost and technology adoption also emerged as relevant factors for small holders. es_ES
dc.description.sponsorship 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 sector and its effects on economic outcomes and innovation performance" (AGL2012-39793-C03-02) for their financial support. The authors also express their gratitude to the Escuela Superior Politecnica Agropecuaria de Manabi "Manuel Felix Lopez" for their support in the preparation of the experimental fieldwork. en_EN
dc.language Inglés es_ES
dc.publisher Instituto Nacional de Investigación y Tecnología Agraria y Alimentaria (INIA) es_ES
dc.relation Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (MINECO, Spain) and the European Regional Development : (AGL2012- 39793-C03-02) es_ES
dc.relation.ispartof Spanish Journal of Agricultural Research es_ES
dc.rights Reconocimiento (by) es_ES
dc.subject Multi-criteria decision es_ES
dc.subject Fermentation es_ES
dc.subject Drying es_ES
dc.subject Quality es_ES
dc.subject Costs es_ES
dc.subject Ecuador es_ES
dc.subject.classification ECONOMIA, SOCIOLOGIA Y POLITICA AGRARIA es_ES
dc.subject.classification ECONOMIA APLICADA es_ES
dc.title AHP choice in cocoa post-harvest technology for small-scale farmers es_ES
dc.type Artículo es_ES
dc.identifier.doi 10.5424/sjar/2014123-5467
dc.rights.accessRights Abierto es_ES
dc.contributor.affiliation Universitat Politècnica de València. Departamento de Economía y Ciencias Sociales - Departament d'Economia i Ciències Socials es_ES
dc.description.bibliographicCitation 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. doi:10.5424/sjar/2014123-5467 es_ES
dc.description.accrualMethod Senia es_ES
dc.relation.publisherversion http://dx.doi.org/10.5424/sjar/2014123-5467 es_ES
dc.description.upvformatpinicio 542 es_ES
dc.description.upvformatpfin 552 es_ES
dc.type.version info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion es_ES
dc.description.volume 12 es_ES
dc.description.issue 3 es_ES
dc.relation.senia 269134 es_ES
dc.identifier.eissn 2171-9292
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