Social & Economic Analysis

  • Technological concerns (penetration, reliability, ease of use, and replication)
  • Environmental concerns (global, local, and workplace)
  • Social concerns (employment for packinghouse workers, and consumer acceptance)
  • Economic analyses to determine production risk minimization levels


Executive Interviews Summary ‐General

Major concerns:

  • Labor supply and regulation
  • Water source and regulation
  • End‐user complaints (one customer complaint  could lose entire account!)
  • Thrips

Storage losses: 9‐20% average