Group Model Building to Assess Rural Dairy Cooperative Feasibility in South-Central Mexico

A group model building process based on system dynamics was developed to assess the potential of a cooperative manufacturing and marketing goat cheese in a community near Xalapa. The process identified important outcomes, key variables to consider, parameter values, and relevant scenarios. This information facilitated development of a dynamic simulation model including key biological and economic factors affecting cooperative success. Model analyses indicated that the cooperative potentially could increase community incomes while controlling risk under a range of environmental and market conditions. A system dynamics-based participatory approach can help inform ex ante assessment of potential development and agribusiness interventions.

Issue Date:
Sep 01 2013
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Journal Article
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ISSN #: 1559-2448 (Other)
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International Food and Agribusiness Management Review, Volume 16, Issue 3
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JEL Codes:
J54; Q13; Q01; C63
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Volume 16
Issue 3

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