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Potentials and limitations of local agri-food products in the border area of Northern Portugal and Castilla-Léon: a comparative study


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  • Artur Cristóvão
  • Alberto Baptista
  • Luís Tibério
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    This article presents a comparative study of the dynamics of traditional local products in the border area of Northern Portugal and the Spanish province of Salamanca, in Castilla-Lé´on. It analyses the types of products, production processes, qualification strategies, as well as the markets and commercialisation approaches. The study is based on official published documents and interviews with local producers. Results show that the Portuguese regions are better positioned in terms of number of producers of traditional products, especially organic products. On the whole, the major difficulties seem to lie in adequately qualifying, promoting and commercialising the products. Besides, cooperation among local agri-food entrepreneurs is feeble and poses a challenge for the future. In general, localised systems tend to be weak, due to the poor coordination among actors and lack of organisation of local supply chains.

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    Article provided by Rosenberg & Sellier Editori in Torino srl in its journal Sviluppo Locale.

    Volume (Year): 15 (2011-12)
    Issue (Month): 37-38 ()
    Pages: 177-196

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    Handle: RePEc:svi:sviloc:v:15:y:2011:i:37/38:p:177-196

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    Keywords: local agri-food products; border areas; portugal; spain;

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