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Governance in Agricultural Value Chains in Tamaulipas, Mexico

Version 1 : Received: 31 August 2018 / Approved: 31 August 2018 / Online: 31 August 2018 (04:35:41 CEST)

How to cite: García Fernández, F.; Domínguez Jardines, A.L.; Galván Vera, A.; Sánchez Muñoz, N.E. Governance in Agricultural Value Chains in Tamaulipas, Mexico. Preprints 2018, 2018080538 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201808.0538.v1). García Fernández, F.; Domínguez Jardines, A.L.; Galván Vera, A.; Sánchez Muñoz, N.E. Governance in Agricultural Value Chains in Tamaulipas, Mexico. Preprints 2018, 2018080538 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201808.0538.v1).

Abstract

The objective of this study is to determine the type of governance of the four main agricultural value chains in Tamaulipas, northeast of Mexico. For the preparation of this research used a qualitative design, using a questionnaire and semi-structured interviews to a sample of representatives of the four selected chains. The results showed that in all the studied networks, control and coordination capacity is limited by the influence that has a link on the rest of the chain. In all cases, was that the industrial link is who leads the chains and exert control over the rest of the links. The results showed that, when the industrial link is located close geographically to the rest of the links (chains of rice and sugar cane), the chains showed a hierarchical type, where the industrial exercised dominion over the rest of the links and captures most of the income. On the other hand, in chains where control is exercised by links that are outside the territory (chains of soybeans and sorghum), they function as captive chains, putting the rest of the chain to its influence and control.

Subject Areas

governance; agricultural value chain; links; captive chain; hierarchy chain

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