Exploring the attitudes and strategies of peri-urban vegetable growers in the Santiago Metropolitan Region of Chile

Authors

  • Sofía Boza University of Chile
  • Marcos Mora University of Chile
  • Aracely Nuñez University of Chile
  • Macarena Espinoza University of Chile
  • Karina Orellana University of Chile

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.7201/earn.2022.01.03

Keywords:

Vegetable growing, peri-urban farming, Metropolitan Region, Chile

Abstract

Vegetable production is common in peri-urban agriculture where produce is sold in nearby towns, and the Santiago Metropolitan Region (SMR) in Chile is no exception. The objective of this article is to explore the productive, commercial and management strategies of small-scale vegetable growers at the SMR, their attitudes towards their activity, and to identify different profiles. We surveyed in person 170 farmers. The data was analyzed using descriptive and multivariate techniques. Results suggestthat different characteristics and strategies are concomitant to certain attitudes that vegetable growers hold towards key aspects such as innovation or willingness to associate.

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Author Biographies

Sofía Boza, University of Chile

Dept. of Rural Management and Innovation

Marcos Mora, University of Chile

Dept. of Rural Management and Innovation

Aracely Nuñez, University of Chile

Dept. of Rural Management and Innovation

Macarena Espinoza, University of Chile

Cultiva UChile Center

Karina Orellana, University of Chile

Cultiva UChile Center

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