Sustainability in Smart Farms: Its Impact on Performance
AbstractIn Spain, more than 30% of producers have run out of business because of a lack of sustainability. They search for managerial guidelines that allow them to reach the farm’s economic viability. When trying to improve the performance of farms and farming systems, a complementary consideration of sustainability dimensions is required. The aim of this paper consists of offering a complementary and integrative approach from the sustainability concept in four different dimensions: economic; technological; organizational; and training in Manchego Cheese Protected Designation of Origin (PDO). Sustainability through the putting into practice of some managerial concepts has been able to reach better results and smarter farms. To perform this study, metrics to analyze each of the mentioned dimensions of sustainability have been applied to a sample of 157 farms with the main objective to identify the sustainability dimensions and its impacts on farm’s final results promoting smarter farms. The Structural Equation Model (SEM) has been applied to measure the impact of each dimension of sustainability on final farm’s results. Results reported that the farm’s economic and organizational sustainability have been influenced by the returns on investment. View Full-Text
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De-Pablos-Heredero, C.; Montes-Botella, J.L.; García-Martínez, A. Sustainability in Smart Farms: Its Impact on Performance. Sustainability 2018, 10, 1713.
De-Pablos-Heredero C, Montes-Botella JL, García-Martínez A. Sustainability in Smart Farms: Its Impact on Performance. Sustainability. 2018; 10(6):1713.Chicago/Turabian Style
De-Pablos-Heredero, Carmen; Montes-Botella, Jose L.; García-Martínez, Antón. 2018. "Sustainability in Smart Farms: Its Impact on Performance." Sustainability 10, no. 6: 1713.
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