Associativity in the case of vegetable producers in the Central Valleys of Oaxaca, Mexico Associativity in the case of horticultural producers in the Central Valleys of Oaxaca, Mexico


Fátima Pérez-Esteban
Gisela Santiago Martínez
A. Miguel-Velasco
Beatriz Rebeca Hernández Hernández
E. Castañeda-Hidalgo
S. Lozano-Trejo


associativity, development, collective work.


Objective: To evaluate the associativity in groups of vegetable producers from six municipalities of the Central Valleys of Oaxaca, through an analysis of the attributes that are established to measure whether or not there is associativity, under the assumption that associativity is high in the analyzed communities. Economic globalization transforms the behavior of people and their values, devaluing the national identity of associative work.

Design/methodology/approach: The study was carried out in the region of the Central Valleys of Oaxaca, with a qualitative and quantitative approach, in two phases: the first, documentary research on the theoretical approaches of associativity; the second, with field questionnaires, for which six municipalities were selected to represent vegetable producers.

Results: The results show the absence of associativity in the production of vegetables.

Limitations on study/implications: The number of the sample is within the limitations, so by expanding the number of municipalities the probability of association would be higher.

Findings/conclusions: The conclusion is that the increase in productivity and income and the reduction of production costs would favor the continuity of vegetable production and associativity would be promoted with this.

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