ISSN: 1870-5472

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Volumen 13, Número 1. Ene-Mar 2016



The objective of this study is to present a proposal that contributes to strengthening the methodology of Localized Agrifood Systems (Sistemas Agroalimentarios Localizados, SIAL) through three relevant contributions. The first consists in locating the theoretical axes that support SIAL. The second is defining a series of supporting elements to generate the information that each axis demands. The third is describing the stages that researchers who select SIAL as analysis approach must follow. In order to do this, a revision was carried out about the different approaches that are used for the study of agroindustry and especially of SIAL. This allowed identifying the theoretical axes. Then, the methodological instruments that could improve the approach were selected. After, it was established that this strengthened methodological proposal would be based on two components: one of diagnosis and another of application. The suggested methodological instruments are detailed in the results, as well as the five stages that make up the strengthened proposal. Likewise, the results obtained in a study case are presented. It is concluded that this proposal can be very useful for those researchers interested in studying the link that there may be between agrifood products and the territory where they are generated, and to define whether they are capable of providing a “territorial rent” to drive economic development in these areas.

Palabras clave: SIAL stages, support instruments, strengthened methodological proposal, localized agrifood system.

Volumen 13, Número 1

Volumen 13, Número 1
Ene-Mar 2016


Said Infante Gil

Director de ASyD

Benito Ramírez Valverde

Comité Asesor Editorial Interno

Ma. Eugenia Chávez Arellano
Juan Antonio Leos Rodríguez
Jaime Matus Gardea
Jacinta Palerm Viqueira
Verónica Vázquez García
Emma Zapata Martelo
Pilar Alberti Manzanares
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