Author: MONICA ELIZAMA RUIZ TORRES

Construction of Social Sustainability in Milk Production Systems in Central Mexico

MONICA ELIZAMA RUIZ TORRES Ana Lorga da Silva CARLOS MANUEL ARRIAGA JORDAN FRANCISCO ERNESTO MARTINEZ CASTAÑEDA (2021)

Objective: To build mathematical models to evaluate the social sustainability of small-scale milk production systems. Design/Methodology/Approach: Thirty small-scale cowsheds were analyzed. Two models were built using multivariate regression, estimated with ordinary least squares and considering the factors that producers perceive as important for social sustainability. Results: The first model (ER) included tangible variables and the second intangible variables (SR). Both models explained more than 80% of the variables associated with social sustainability. Study Limitations/Implications: The results represent an effort to link the statistical analysis with qualitative data that is difficult to quantify. Conclusions: The ER and SR models represent a proposal for counting immaterial indicators so they can be incorporated into the sustainability analysis. Both models could be a methodological proposal to connect statistical data with purely qualitative data such as perception

This study is part of the project with key 129449/2009 financed by CONACyT

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