AVALIAÇÃO DO NÍVEL TECNOLÓGICO DOS PRODUTORES DE LEITE NA REGIÃO OESTE DO ESTADO DO PARÁ

The objective was to estimate an index for measuring the level of technological development of dairy farming in Western of Pará State. Data were obtained from the survey of 176 producers distributed in the municipalities of Itaituba, Rurópolis, Trairão and Placas. The variables representing the adoption of technologies have been pooled into the following groups: (i) plant, machinery and equipment, (ii) reproductive management, (iii) health management, (iv) pasture management and supplementary feeding, and (v) management and production planning, and, subsequently, subjected to statistical analysis to estimate a Global Technological Development Index (IT). The results indicated that the municipalities had low technological level which is reflected in low animal productivity whose overall average was only 3.78 liters/cow/day. In this context, the implementation of public policies to improve transport infrastructure and expand the supply of credit and technical assistance are important factors to stimulate the adoption of technologies to increase productivity and generate a product of higher quality.


Issue Date:
2012
Publication Type:
Journal Article
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/161135
Published in:
Revista de Economia e Agronegócio / Brazilian Review of Economics and Agribusiness, Volume 10, Number 3
Page range:
397-418
Total Pages:
22




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