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Territorial Governance and Social Innovation: The Cases of San Pedro Capula’s Artisanal Cheese and the Rice (Oryza Sativa) of Morelos, Mexico

Jessica Mariela Tolentino Martínez; María del Carmen del Valle Rivera;
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  • Published: 01 Feb 2018 Journal: Agriculture (issn: 2077-0472, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: MDPI AG
Over the last thirty-five years, Mexico has maintained a trade liberalization policy which has depressed food production and has reconstructed the structure of the agri-food sector; this has generated a higher food dependence and insecurity. In order to face this structural change, new organizational and socio-productive dynamics have emerged in communities, which take into consideration food diversity, heritage and cultural conditions of rural areas. In this paper, we use the theoretical approach of Localized Agrifood Systems (LAFS) and the operative concepts of governance and social innovation to analyze and understand the efforts that at the base of society a...
free text keywords: territory development, governance, social innovation, LAFS, Agriculture (General), S1-972
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