In the present report, the comparison between a Local, Mixed and Global organic tomato supply chains is presented. The Local supply chain can be described as small size farmers producing a diversity of vegetables that are sold directly to individuals or consumers’ groups.
The Mixed supply chain is characterized by a medium size farmer, producing 5-6 crops that are sold through an organic wholesale cooperative, of which the farmer is a partner. The Local and Mixed farmers almost double the net income of the Global farm, either per unit of labour or land
Gonzalo Gamboa, Sara Mingorría, Marina Di Masso, Guillem Tendero, Tiziano Gomiero, Mario Giampietro – Instituto de Ciencia y Tecnologia Ambietales UAB