Agro-productive development in Portoviejo: A new model based on small and medium-sized companies
Keywords:Agricultural production; economic and social impacts of small and mediumsized companies; associative and cooperative models; agro-productive development; local development.
The province of Manabí is classified as one of the provinces of Ecuador that possesses important riches in natural resources, with a relevant variety of agricultural resources that support the inhabitants of the territory: from cocoa, rice, potatoes, bananas, sugar cane sugar, cattle, poultry and shrimp, among others. The Portoviejo canton is surrounded by agricultural and productive areas; But there are some difficulties in the marketing process by direct producers, with weak association and cooperative solidarity relations. The objective of the research is to open a space for critical reflection on the role of small and medium-sized enterprises as part of the local development scheme, highlighting the role that these structures can play in territorial development, job promotion and reduction of the margins of misery and poverty. For the development of the research, the Desk Research methodology was used, which involved the use of existing data, which was collected, analyzed and summarized to increase the overall effectiveness of the research, produce critical analyzes and reach precise conclusions about the subject studied.