Associativity Farmers to Contribute to Sustainable Development of the Province Manabí, Ecuador
Mg. Aracely Sánchez Briones, Dra. Blanca Blanco C2., Dr. C Renier Esquivel García

Associativity interest in food production reason the development of this work, where a conceptual analysis based on the criterion of different authors performed. The concept of associativity proposed an assessment of the conceptual field and keywords in the definitions studied, examined by a matrix of concepts and use the Pareto chart. The paper addresses the types found in the conceptualizations analyzed, based on the conception that to make associativity become a mechanism for sustainable development, it is important that in this process of economic and social actors involved: family, state, organization private and public. Finally reveals the concept of associativity in the case of the Fort Valley Corporation representing four associations cocoa producer formed by 674 members, with the main objective to promote the production and marketing of fine national cocoa aroma certified organic, and fair trade, thereby promoting social, economic and environmental development of its members and families. Moreover, the measurement of income and average cost indicates that profitability associated cocoa producers is greater than the no associated.

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