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dc.contributor.authorCastro Martínez, Antonio
dc.contributor.authorLópez Rodríguez, María Dolores
dc.contributor.authorGiagnocavo, Cynthia Lynn
dc.contributor.authorGiménez Moolhuyzen, Miguel
dc.contributor.authorCéspedes Duarte, Leticia
dc.contributor.authorLacalle Marcos, Abel
dc.contributor.authorGallardo Pino, María Luisa
dc.contributor.authorPumares Fernández, Pablo
dc.contributor.authorCabello Piñar, Francisco Javier
dc.contributor.authorUcles Aguilera, David
dc.contributor.authorRodríguez, Estefanía
dc.contributor.authorParra Gómez, Salvador
dc.contributor.authorCasas Jiménez, José Jesús
dc.contributor.authorRodríguez Díaz, Francisco
dc.contributor.authorFernández Prados, Juan Sebastián
dc.contributor.authorAlba Patiño, Daniela
dc.contributor.authorExposito Granados, Mónica
dc.contributor.authorMurillo López, Beatriz Elena
dc.contributor.authorVásquez, Lina María
dc.contributor.authorValera Martínez, Diego Luis
dc.date.accessioned2020-01-16T12:23:25Z
dc.date.available2020-01-16T12:23:25Z
dc.date.issued2019-10-24
dc.identifier.issn1660-4601
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10835/7411
dc.description.abstractGlobally, current food consumption and trade are placing unprecedented demand on agricultural systems and increasing pressure on natural resources, requiring tradeoffs between food security and environmental impacts especially given the tension between market-driven agriculture and agro-ecological goals. In order to illustrate the wicked social, economic and environmental challenges and processes to find transformative solutions, we focus on the largest concentration of greenhouses in the world located in the semi-arid coastal plain of South-east Spain. Almería family farming, predominantly cooperative, greenhouse intensive production, commenced after the 1960s and has resulted in very significant social and economic benefits for the region, while also having important negative environmental and biodiversity impacts, as well as creating new social challenges. The system currently finds itself in a crisis of diminishing economic benefits and increasing environmental and social dilemmas. Here, we present the outcomes of multi-actor, transdisciplinary research to review and provide collective insights for solutions-oriented research on the sustainability of Almeria’s agricultural sector. The multi-actor, transdisciplinary process implemented collectively, and supported by scientific literature, identified six fundamental challenges to transitioning to an agricultural model that aims to ameliorate risks and avoid a systemic collapse, whilst balancing a concern for profitability with sustainability: (1) Governance based on a culture of shared responsibility for sustainability, (2) Sustainable and efficient use of water, (3) Biodiversity conservation, (4) Implementing a circular economy plan, (5) Technology and knowledge transfer, and (6) Image and identity. We conclude that the multi-actor transdisciplinary approach successfully facilitated the creation of a culture of shared responsibility among public, private, academic, and civil society actors. Notwithstanding plural values, challenges and solutions identified by consensus point to a nascent acknowledgement of the strategic necessity to locate agricultural economic activity within social and environmental spheres.This paper demonstrates the need to establish transdisciplinary multi-actor work-schemes to continue collaboration and research for the transition to an agro-ecological model as a means to remain competitive and to create value.es_ES
dc.language.isoenes_ES
dc.publisherMDPIes_ES
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 Internacional*
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/*
dc.subjectbiodiversityes_ES
dc.subjectsustainable agriculturees_ES
dc.subjectcircular economyes_ES
dc.subjectfamily farminges_ES
dc.subjectintensive agriculturees_ES
dc.subjecttransdisciplinary sciencees_ES
dc.subjectknowledge transferes_ES
dc.subjectgovernancees_ES
dc.subjectwateres_ES
dc.titleSix Collective Challenges for Sustainability of Almería Greenhouse Horticulturees_ES
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/articlees_ES
dc.relation.publisherversionhttps://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/16/21/4097es_ES
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