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Dinámicas y determinantes del fortalecimiento de la asociatividad rural: el caso de Colombia

Benson, Allison and Zamora-Duque, Adrián (2023) Dinámicas y determinantes del fortalecimiento de la asociatividad rural: el caso de Colombia. REVESCO Revista de Estudios Cooperativos, 143. ISSN 1135-6618

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Abstract

Rural associativity is key for rural development, allowing producers, through collective action, to profit from economies of scale to improve their access to markets, information, technology, and support. Despite its relevance, there is little information on the characteristics and needs of rural producer organizations in Colombia. In this article, we elaborate a detailed productive, commercial, financial, organizational, and administrative diagnosis of 54 organizations in Colombia that received a process of technical and business strengthening. We estimate a probabilistic model to identify the organizational characteristics that increase the probability of observing greater improvements. The results show significant increases in the level of maturation of the organizations, especially in their productive and commercial capacities, precisely in which the greatest initial weaknesses were evident. We found that being an association, having a woman as a leader, and having been established for more years, increases the probability of observing greater improvements. We also identify the specific processes of organizational functioning that improve after strengthening and the program activities that potentially explain each improvement. Our results contribute to understanding the mechanisms that explain the effective strengthening of rural associativity.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: https://revistas.ucm.es/index.php/REVE/index
Additional Information: © 2023 Universidad Complutense de Madrid.
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Date Deposited: 05 May 2023 15:21
Last Modified: 16 Jun 2024 19:18
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/118811

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