This article addresses, from a socio-economic and territorial approach, the analysis of innovation diffusion relationships in local agro-food branches within Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) institutions. Empirical analysis is applied to the case study of the PDO of olive oil from Sierra Mágina, Andalusia, a zone typical of mountain Mediterranean Localized Agrifood Systems. Until the 1990s a depressed area, it has very recently undergone a process of institutional and local development with the help of public policies. The scientific scope of our study is limited to the institutional analysis of the effects of PDO on territorial governance. The debate centres on the differences between the methods and timescales by which technical innovations, compared to organisational innovations, are adopted.
Autores: Alfredo Macías Vázquez , Alfredo Macías y Javier Sanz Cañada