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Investigating the impact of short food supply chain on emigration: A study of Valencia community in Spain

Falguieres, Maelle; Kumar, Vikas; Lim, Ming K.; Garza-Reyes, Jose Arturo; Kumari, Archana; Lim, Ming K; Rocha-Lona, Luis


Maelle Falguieres

Ming K. Lim

Jose Arturo Garza-Reyes

Archana Kumari

Ming K Lim

Luis Rocha-Lona


© 2015, IFAC (International Federation of Automatic Control) Hosting by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. Recent financial crisis had severe impact on many economies around the globe. In Spain, it has resulted in increasing job loss, increasing short food supply chain businesses and rise in emigration. This research investigates how direct trades between producers and consumers (short supply chain) affect decisions of those who have decided to emigrate abroad. This paper also questions whether short supply chains can be part of the solution to restrict emigration by creating employment opportunities in depressed economies such as autonomous community of Valencia in Spain. This research adopts quantitative approach and a survey strategy. The research concludes that short food supply chain (SFSC) businesses could be one of the potential solutions to address some of the issues raised by the globalization, such as the unemployment and environmental damage. In addition, data findings also show that launching an SFSC business could be a way to avoid issues associated with emigration.


Falguieres, M., Kumar, V., Lim, M. K., Garza-Reyes, J. A., Kumari, A., Lim, M. K., & Rocha-Lona, L. (2015). Investigating the impact of short food supply chain on emigration: A study of Valencia community in Spain. In IFAC-PapersOnLine (2226-2232).

Conference Name INCOM 2015
Conference Location Ottawa, Canada
Start Date May 11, 2015
End Date May 13, 2015
Online Publication Date Aug 31, 2015
Publication Date May 1, 2015
Deposit Date May 19, 2015
Publicly Available Date Jun 1, 2021
Journal IFAC-PapersOnLine
Print ISSN 2405-8963
Electronic ISSN 2405-8963
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 48
Issue 3
Pages 2226-2232
Book Title IFAC-PapersOnLine
Keywords short food supply chain, emigration, Valencia, quantitative method, globalization
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Additional Information Title of Conference or Conference Proceedings : Information Control Problems in Manufacturing Conference


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