Corporate Food Regime y jornaleros inmigrantes en la recolección de fresas en California

  • Anna Mary Garrapa
Keywords: agri-food chain, food regime, strawberries, farm workers, immigrants, California,

Abstract

 This article analyzes the growing role of multinational companies in agri-food chains and their impact on the structure of local production and agricultural labor through the case study of berries grown in the Oxnard, California, area and Mexican immigrant farm workers. She looks specifically at the strategic management of agreements on supply, agricultural technology, and land by commercial companies, together with the effects of partial harvest mechanization and the multi-level system of labor intermediation. The author observes how the evolution of agri-food capital, which according to the analysis of the food regime, constitutes a reorganization of capital in general, influences both the circulation of capital and the social relations of production. She has based her research on a combination of quantitative and, above all, qualitative, techniques. 

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Published
2017-09-26
How to Cite
Garrapa, A. M. (2017). Corporate Food Regime y jornaleros inmigrantes en la recolección de fresas en California. Norteamérica, Revista Académica Del CISAN-UNAM, 12(1), 233-266. https://doi.org/10.20999/nam.2017.a008
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