The value of public data for assessing sustainability: The case of Mexican entrepreneurs and the rural census.

Michel-Villarreal, Rosario and Vilalta-perdomo, Eliseo Luis and Hingley, Martin (2018) The value of public data for assessing sustainability: The case of Mexican entrepreneurs and the rural census. In: Sustainable Entrepreneurship: Discovering, Creating and Seizing Opportunities for Blended Value Generation. Routledge. ISBN 1472483596

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Abstract

In a context where socio-economic and environmental challenges characterise food systems, the need to evaluate their sustainability has come to the fore. A range of frameworks for the evaluation of sustainable food systems has been developed. Such frameworks differ in their coverage, level of assessment and indicators’ precision. This creates barriers for benchmarking and in the comparison of sustainability performance worldwide. As a response to these challenges, FAO developed the Sustainability Assessment of Food and Agriculture systems (SAFA) framework, which aims to harmonize existing assessment tools and facilitate more comparable results globally. This chapter examines whether rural entrepreneurs’ sustainability can be evaluated using the SAFA framework and public data, in the context of Mexico. Results suggest that, although public data from a rural census does not allow a comprehensive evaluation of sustainability, it facilitates the evaluation of almost two-thirds of SAFA’s indicators and could be helpful in the quest to overcome some sustainability evaluation challenges.

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Keywords:sustainability, Entrepreneurship, rural
Subjects:N Business and Administrative studies > N900 Others in Business and Administrative studies
Divisions:Lincoln International Business School
ID Code:33521
Deposited On:11 Oct 2018 14:58

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