Analytical model to assess the functionality of small farmers’ organizations

Wilmer Andrés Gómez, Yesid Aranda-Camacho, Juan Carlos Barrientos Fuentes


The analytical network process (ANP) was used to analyze the functionality of small farmers’ organizations; 12 experts were consulted to verify the relevance and assign value comparative judgments to the criteria´s of the internal, external and functional sets. Judgments were added through AIJ technique, after of synthesis weights of relative importance for the criteria’s were estimated. The results show that the criteria´s of the internal set are the ones that are most important for the functionality, highlighting the leadership and management capacity, together with the market environment and the achievement of the objectives proposed by the members.


Analytic Network Process –ANP–; Associativity; Collective action; Organizational performance; Social capital

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D70; L23; L30; P31

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