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dc.contributor.author Ortiz Miranda, Dionisio es_ES
dc.contributor.author Moragues Faus, Ana María es_ES
dc.coverage.spatial east=-91.4782667; north=15.3187181; name=Zona 1, Huehuetenango, Guatemala
dc.date.accessioned 2017-02-23T08:22:27Z
dc.date.available 2017-02-23T08:22:27Z
dc.date.issued 2015-02
dc.identifier.issn 0968-0802
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10251/78218
dc.description.abstract [EN] Farmers' organizations are essential actors in fair trade certification schemes, and therefore in delivering their associated benefits for poor small-scale farmers. However, the dynamics and challenges faced by these cooperative organizations have been largely bypassed in the fair trade literature. In this context, this paper aims to unpack the multiple, coexisting and interwoven marketing channels available for small-scale coffee producers, unveiling potential sources of uncertainty and tensions among competing actors and interests, and identifying and assessing the strategies used by organizations to influence farmers' marketing decisions. The analysis comprises two case studies based in the department of Huehuetenango (Guatemala), where the existence of distinct marketing channels combines with processes of product differentiation, namely organic production. Results show the limitations of standard fair trade mechanisms to secure farmers' engagement with cooperative organizations. Rather, technical advice to improve farming practices and quality construction seem to be a more effective mechanism to govern this collective supply chain. Nevertheless, these strategies could be further constrained by productive and organizational factors, affecting the sustainability of potential benefits delivered by these key collective actors. Copyright (c) 2014 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd and ERP Environment es_ES
dc.description.sponsorship This paper presents some results from the research project ‘Small-scale farmers in Fairtrade schemes in Latin America: collective action, governance and social capital’, funded by the Cooperation for Development Centre of the Universitat Politècnica de València. The authors thank Oxfam-INTERMON for the support provided to this research, particularly to Juanjo Martínez. We also thank members of the CRECER Association of Guatemala and staff (in particular Lucas Silvestre, Gregorio Alva and Javier Jacinto) and members of the organizations Guaya’b and CODECH for their indispensable willingness to participate in this research. The authors gratefully acknowledge comments and suggestions made by the editor and the two anonymous referees.
dc.language Inglés es_ES
dc.publisher Wiley es_ES
dc.relation.ispartof Sustainable Development es_ES
dc.rights Reserva de todos los derechos es_ES
dc.subject Fair trade es_ES
dc.subject Coffee es_ES
dc.subject Guatemala es_ES
dc.subject Small-scale farms es_ES
dc.subject Cooperatives es_ES
dc.subject Organic es_ES
dc.subject Sustainable supply chain governance es_ES
dc.subject Upgrading strategies es_ES
dc.subject.classification ECONOMIA, SOCIOLOGIA Y POLITICA AGRARIA es_ES
dc.title Governing fair trade coffee supply: dynamics and challenges in small farmers' organisations es_ES
dc.type Artículo es_ES
dc.identifier.doi 10.1002/SD.1570
dc.rights.accessRights Abierto es_ES
dc.contributor.affiliation Universitat Politècnica de València. Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería Agronómica y del Medio Natural - Escola Tècnica Superior d'Enginyeria Agronòmica i del Medi Natural 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 Ortiz Miranda, D.; Moragues Faus, AM. (2015). Governing fair trade coffee supply: dynamics and challenges in small farmers' organisations. Sustainable Development. 23(1):41-54. doi:10.1002/SD.1570 es_ES
dc.description.accrualMethod Senia es_ES
dc.relation.publisherversion http://dx.doi.org/ 10.1002/sd.1570 es_ES
dc.description.upvformatpinicio 41 es_ES
dc.description.upvformatpfin 54 es_ES
dc.type.version info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion es_ES
dc.description.volume 23 es_ES
dc.description.issue 1 es_ES
dc.relation.senia 283127 es_ES
dc.identifier.eissn 1099-1719
dc.contributor.funder Universitat Politècnica de València
dc.contributor.funder Oxfam-INTERMON


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