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Cristina Suárez     University Lecturer 
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Cristina Suárez published an article in December 2018.
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Teppo Hujala

79 shared publications

Natural Resources Institute Finland, Bio-Based Business and Industry, Helsinki, Finland

Sonia Quiroga

20 shared publications

Department of Statistics, Economic Structure and International Organization, Universidad de Alcala, Madrid, Spain

Gerhard Weiss

14 shared publications

University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna (BOKU)

Luis Rubalcaba

13 shared publications

Department of Economics and Business Administration, University of Alcala, Alcala de Henares, Spain

Liviu Nichiforel

8 shared publications

University Stefan Cel Mare of Suceava, Suceava, Romania

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Article 3 Reads 0 Citations Understanding the drivers for Natura 2000 payments in forests: A Heckman selection analysis Zuzana Sarvašová, Sonia Quiroga, Cristina Suárez, Tamás Ali,... Published: 01 December 2018
Journal for Nature Conservation, doi: 10.1016/j.jnc.2018.07.003
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Article 1 Read 2 Citations Forest ownership changes in Europe: State of knowledge and conceptual foundations Gerhard Weiss, Anna Lawrence, Teppo Hujala, Gun Lidestav, Li... Published: 01 April 2018
Forest Policy and Economics, doi: 10.1016/j.forpol.2018.03.003
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CONFERENCE-ARTICLE 4 Reads 0 Citations <strong>Mapping coffee producers&rsquo; transition to cocoa as a response to global change: smallholders&rsquo; water ne... Sonia Quiroga, Cristina Suarez, Juan Diego Solís, Pablo Mart... Published: 22 November 2016
The 1st International Electronic Conference on Water Sciences, doi: 10.3390/ecws-1-e004
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Coffee producers in Mesoamerica are already facing some of the expected challenges arising from pressures derived by climate change, principally lowered water supply. Some farmers have implemented strategies of adaptation based on crop diversification, being the introduction of cocoa one of the main alternatives. The focus of this research is to analyse coffee producers’ perceptions on changing from coffee to cocoa as an adaptation strategy. This research tries to find the factors that smallholders take into account when facing the decision of introducing cocoa. Here we simulate the farmers’ response to climate factors and water needs, also considering its relationship with humankind, specially through variables related to economic and social development. Farmers’ perceptions were extracted via a specifically designed questionnaire applied to 219 small coffee producers in the departments of Esteli and Jinotega in Nicaragua. A Multivariate probit econometric model was estimated to analyse diversification through three simultaneous equations—for climatic, economic and social development drivers.  Marginal effects of these drivers were calculated and used to simulate farmers’ response to global change scenarios. Regional distribution of crop diversification probability was mapped considering different global change scenarios. The importance of climatic factors over the decision process is, as data shows, higher than social and economic issues. The environmental implications of this change, such as deforestation, have also been discussed.

Article 4 Reads 2 Citations Do Water Rights Affect Technical Efficiency and Social Disparities of Crop Production in the Mediterranean? The Spanish ... Sonia Quiroga, Zaira Fernández-Haddad, Cristina Suárez Published: 03 November 2014
Water, doi: 10.3390/w6113300
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The coming agenda for the European Common Agricultural Policy includes more incentives for the environmental compliance of farmer’s activities. This will be particularly important in the case of water risk management in Mediterranean countries. Among the new challenges is the need to evaluate some of the instruments necessary to comply with the Water Framework Directive requirements that emphasize the management of water demand to achieve the environmental targets. Here we analyze the implications of changing water rights as a policy response to these challenges. We analyze two important aspects of the decision: (i) the effects on the crop productivity and efficiency and (ii) the effects on the rural income distribution. We provide the empirical estimations for the marginal effects on the two considered aspects. First, we calculate a stochastic frontier production function for five representative crops using historical data to estimate technical efficiency. Second, we use a decomposition of the Gini coefficient to estimate the impact of irrigation rights changes on yield disparity. In our estimates, we consider both bio-physical and socio-economic aspects to conclude that there are long term implications on both efficiency and social disparities. We find disparities in the adaptation strategies depending on the crop and the region analyzed.
Article 0 Reads 14 Citations Knowledge for innovation in Europe: The role of external knowledge on firms' cooperation strategies Jorge Gallego, Luis Rubalcaba, Cristina Suárez Published: 01 October 2013
Journal of Business Research, doi: 10.1016/j.jbusres.2013.02.029
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Article 0 Reads 7 Citations Productivity, efficiency and its determinant factors in hotels Justo De Jorge, Cristina Suárez Published: 12 March 2013
The Service Industries Journal, doi: 10.1080/02642069.2013.778977
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