Revisando las categorias de analisis de la agricultura familiar: un caso de estudio del Campo de Cartagena

Desde have decadas, una abundante literatura en el ambito de los estudios agrarios ha puesto de manifiesto la gran capacidad de adaptacion y persistencia de las explotaciones familiares. Algunas de ellas han sido capaces de adoptar vias de crecimiento por medio de la configuracion de formas organizacionales complejas a cargo de mas de una familia (formalizadas o no bajo una formula juridica) que les permiten ampliar su capacidad financiera y de gestion. Este fenomeno, que esta siendo constatado en trabajos recientes de varios paises desrrollados, esta practicamente ausente de los estudios agrarios espanoles y pasa desapercibido en las estadisticas agrarias. En este articulo pretendemos avanzar en la conceptualizacion teorica de estas explotaciones "multifamiliares", que constituyen una nueva categoria en el analisis de las transformaciones de la agricultura familiar, y aportar evidencia empirica sobre su difusion en una zona de hirticultura intensiva del sudeste espanol. Asimismo, analizamos la vinculacion que existe entre el perfil familiar y las caracteristicas estructurales de las explotaciones en la zona de estudio. A large literature on agricultural studies has been claiming for decades the capacity of adaptation and persistence of family farms. Some of them have been found to be capable to undertake pathways of growth by constituting complex organizational forms involving more than one household (either formalized or not by means of a written agreement), which enable them to enlarge their financial managerial capacity. This fact, which is being recently revealed in studies performed in several developed countries, is virtually absent of Spanish literature and barely captured by agricultural statistics. In this article we aim to contribute to the theoretical conceptualization of these "multifamily" farms, which constitute a new category in the analysis of the patterns of change of family farms, and to provide empirical evidence on their diffusion in an intensive horticultural area in the South-East of the country. Finally, connections between the family profiles and the structural characteristics of the farms are explored.


Variant title:
Reviewing the analytical categories of family farming: a case study of Campo de Cartegena
Issue Date:
2012
Publication Type:
Journal Article
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/187122
Published in:
Revista Española de Estudios Agrosociales y Pesqueros, Number 232
Page range:
101-129
Total Pages:
29
JEL Codes:
Q10
Series Statement:
232




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