Ten Years Later: a Comparison between the Results of Early Simulation Scenarios and the Sustainability of a Small‐Scale Agro‐Industry Development Program Report as inadecuate




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Agro‐industrialization promotion is a policy option to aggregate value to a primary product and increase revenues for smallfarmers. However, experience has shown the vulnerability of small‐scale agro‐industries (SSAI) when facing a competitiveenvironment with technological, institutional and managerial bottlenecks. A system dynamics model was built to simulatethe financial behavior of agrifood processing enterprises promoted by Brazilian SSAI development programs after the mid1990’s. Ten years after the modeling exercise, an assessment of selected enterprises supported by distinct programs largelyconfirmed the simulation results. Modelling suggested conditions for long‐term SSAI sustainability were corroborated andthe importance of the promotion programs was further evidenced.

Keywords: system dynamics ; food processing ; agro industry ; small and medium enterprises – SME ; rural nonfarm ; economy ‐ RNFE

Editor(s): Schiefer, Gerhard

Rickert, Ursula

Subject(s): Agribusiness

Community/Rural/Urban Development

Issue Date: 2016-05

Publication Type: Conference Paper/ Presentation

DOI and Other Identifiers: ISSN 2194-511X (Other)

PURL Identifier: http://purl.umn.edu/244447 Page range: 39-56

Total Pages: 18

Record appears in: International European Forum on System Dynamics and Innovation in Food Networks > 2016 International European Forum (151st EAAE Seminar), February 15-19, 2016, Innsbruck-Igls, Austria





Author: Fernandes, Aline R. ; da Silva, Carlos Arthur B.

Source: http://ageconsearch.umn.edu/record/244447?ln=en



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