Distinguishing Patterns of Learning and Inclusion Through Patterns of Network Formation in Developing Agricultural Clusters.

Matias Ramirez, Paloma Bernal, Ian Clarke, Iván Darío Hernández Umaña

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This paper discusses how network theory can help explain different patterns of inclusion of small and medium sized producers in the development of agricultural clusters. A framework based on contrasting network structures and levels of involvement of producers in the design and implementation of practices is discussed. An empirical analysis of two emerging agricultural clusters finds diverse approaches to inclusion exist. Significantly, where small producers have agency power, tensions can emerge between communities with collective values and larger producers focussed on individualized gains. Bridging these networks may be the key to combining growth opportunities with inclusion of different local producers.
Idioma originalInglés estadounidense
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EstadoPublicada - 2016

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