Investigating the impact of short food supply chain on emigration: A study of Valencia community in Spain

M. Falguieres, V. Kumar, J. A. Garza-Reyes, A. Kumari, Ming K. Lim, L. Rocha-Lona

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    Recent financial crisis had severe impact on many economies around the globe. In Spain, it has resulted in increasing job loss, increasing short food supply chain businesses and rise in emigration. This research investigates how direct trades between producers and consumers (short supply chain) affect decisions of those who have decided to emigrate abroad. This paper also questions whether short supply chains can be part of the solution to restrict emigration by creating employment opportunities in depressed economies such as autonomous community of Valencia in Spain. This research adopts quantitative approach and a survey strategy. The research concludes that short food supply chain (SFSC) businesses could be one of the potential solutions to address some of the issues raised by the globalization, such as the unemployment and environmental damage. In addition, data findings also show that launching an SFSC business could be a way to avoid issues associated with emigration.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)2226-2232
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - 31 Aug 2015

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    NOTICE: this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in IFAC-PapersOnLine. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in IFAC-PapersOnLine, [48, 3, 2015] DOI: 10.1016/j.ifacol.2015.06.419.

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    • Short food supply chain
    • emigration
    • Valencia
    • quantitative method
    • globalization


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