Analysis of the productivity and competitiveness of the agricultural sector in Ecuador

Jesenia Alexandra Moreano-Logroño, Carlos Andrés Mancheno-Herrera


In Ecuador, the countryside has usually been abandoned by the State. Agricultural activities have been maintained thanks to the efforts of its main actors: the farmers, who with effort maintain a practice that sustains the table of all Ecuadorians. This has led to limited productivity resulting in lost investments, low crop yields and low participation rates. In particular, this year, 2020, in addition to all the difficulties that agricultural producers have to face periodically, the COVID-19 pandemic has been added. However, this disease exposed that agricultural activities cannot be stopped for any reason, even if their situation is one of survival.

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Productivity; investment; agriculture; Ecuador.

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