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Spanish Citrus Cooperatives: Keys to Success and Challenges for the Future

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dc.contributor.author Meliá Martí, Elena es_ES
dc.contributor.author Server Izquierdo, Ricardo José es_ES
dc.contributor.author Lajara De Camilleri, Natalia es_ES
dc.date.accessioned 2017-02-28T11:04:32Z
dc.date.available 2017-02-28T11:04:32Z
dc.date.issued 2015-01
dc.identifier.isbn 9789462610538
dc.identifier.issn 0567-7572
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10251/78357
dc.description.abstract Cooperatives are one of the most significant elements in the production and marketing of food products in Spain, as in other European countries. Not surprisingly, according to data from 2011, in Spain there are currently 3,918 agricultural cooperatives that bring together 1,160,337 members and provide 93,733 direct jobs with total revenue of €17,405 million. Their role in the food value chain is indisputable and they have come to control most of the market share in many products such as tobacco industry (100%), grape must (80%), olive oil (75%), wine (70%), rice production (60%) and a 45% in citrus, milk and nuts. To a lesser extent they are present in the production of table olives, fruits, sheep and goat meat, cereals, oilseeds and cotton in which they account for 35%. Additionally, cooperatives have emerged as the driving forces of the territory, allowing the adoption of technology, leading the internationalization and developing important management tasks. In recent decades, their role has been intensified by globalization, ongoing regulatory requirements and the need for diversification that has emerged in rural settings in order to keep the population. This paper develops a study of agrifood cooperatives in Spain and more specifically of citrus ones. Structural problems of holdings (small holdings in certain crops) have marked the need to group farmers in order to concentrate supply, internationalize, concentrate financial resources to promote joint R&D+i and ultimately to improve profitability. The strengths of these kinds of companies responsible for the preponderant place that these entities have achieved in the sector have been identified. Moreover, the challenges that cooperatives are facing to ensure continuity in the current economic context are also discussed. es_ES
dc.format.extent 6 es_ES
dc.language Inglés es_ES
dc.publisher International Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS) es_ES
dc.relation.ispartof Acta Horticulturae es_ES
dc.rights Reserva de todos los derechos es_ES
dc.subject Cooperatives es_ES
dc.subject Competitiveness es_ES
dc.subject Internationalization es_ES
dc.subject Agrifood es_ES
dc.subject Size es_ES
dc.subject.classification ECONOMIA, SOCIOLOGIA Y POLITICA AGRARIA es_ES
dc.subject.classification ECONOMIA FINANCIERA Y CONTABILIDAD es_ES
dc.subject.classification COMERCIALIZACION E INVESTIGACION DE MERCADOS es_ES
dc.title Spanish Citrus Cooperatives: Keys to Success and Challenges for the Future es_ES
dc.type Artículo es_ES
dc.type Comunicación en congreso es_ES
dc.identifier.doi 10.17660/ActaHortic.2015.1065.240
dc.rights.accessRights Cerrado 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. Centro de Investigación en Gestión de Empresas (CEGEA) - Centre d'Investigació en Gestió d'empreses (CEGEA) es_ES
dc.description.bibliographicCitation Meliá Martí, E.; Server Izquierdo, RJ.; Lajara De Camilleri, N. (2015). Spanish Citrus Cooperatives: Keys to Success and Challenges for the Future. Acta Horticulturae. 1065:1871-1876. doi:10.17660/ActaHortic.2015.1065.240 es_ES
dc.description.accrualMethod S es_ES
dc.relation.conferencename XII International Citrus Congress - International Society of Citriculture es_ES
dc.relation.conferencedate November 8-23, 2012 es_ES
dc.relation.conferenceplace Valencia, Spain es_ES
dc.relation.publisherversion http://dx.doi.org/ 10.17660/ActaHortic.2015.1065.240 es_ES
dc.description.upvformatpinicio 1871 es_ES
dc.description.upvformatpfin 1876 es_ES
dc.type.version info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion es_ES
dc.description.volume 1065 es_ES
dc.relation.senia 294791 es_ES
dc.identifier.eissn 2406-6168


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