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Análisis Empresarial De Las Cooperativas Del Sector De La Fruta Dulce En Cataluña / Business Analysis Of Catalonian Fresh Fruit Cooperatives

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  • Yolanda MONTEGUT SALLA

    (Universitat de Lleida)

  • Eduard CRISTÓBAL FRANSI

    (Universitat de Lleida)

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    El cooperativismo agrario ha estado ligado desde sus orígenes al sector de las frutas y hortalizas, sector que arrastra desde hace años una problemática de carácter estructural, incrementada, sobretodo en el caso de la fruta, por las graves crisis de precios, la saturación de los mercados y una competencia creciente de las importaciones de terceros países. En este difícil marco, los productores deben seguir invirtiendo para mantener la competitividad y la rentabilidad de sus explotaciones, y las cooperativas, por su importancia económica, deben acometer políticas que permitan garantizar la viabilidad de dicho sector. En el presente trabajo realizamos un análisis del sector cooperativo frutícola catalán, con el fin de detectar sus puntos fuertes y débiles, así como posibles carencias y demandas. Las conclusiones muestran que las cooperativas son importantes en el sector de la fruticultura, debido sobretodo a su contribución activa a la conservación del territorio y su papel generador de empleo en numerosas zonas rurales. Pero se hace necesario la adopción de firmes decisiones y la implantación de medidas de apoyo que permitan garantizar los intereses de los socios y las necesidades de los consumidores./ The agricultural cooperatives have been linked from the origins to fruit and vegetable sector. This sector dragged on for years a structural problem, increased, especially in the case of fruit, for serious price crisis, the market saturation and increasing competition. In this difficult context, producers must keep investing to maintain competitiveness and profitability. The cooperatives, by their economic importance, should undertake policies to ensure the viability of this sector. In this paper we do an analysis of Catalan fruit cooperative sector, to identify their strengths and weaknesses, and possible deficiencies and demands. The findings show that cooperatives are important in the fruit growing sector, mainly due to their active contribution to territory conservation and generating employment in rural area. But it is necessary to implement support measures that ensure the interests of cooperative members and the consumer’s needs.

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    Article provided by Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y Empresariales in its journal Articulos de REVESCO Revista de Estudios Cooperativos.

    Volume (Year): ( 2010)
    Issue (Month): (Primer Cuatrimestre)
    Pages: 28-53

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    Handle: RePEc:sto:artrev:101-02

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    Keywords: Cooperativa frutícola; gestión; cooperación; producción; financiación; comercialización; fruit cooperative; management; cooperation; production; financing; marketing;

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