Adoção tecnológica e seus condicionantes: o caso da bananicultura no agropolo Cariri - CE

Utilization of technology in agriculture makes it productive and promissing, contributing to its development. Investiments done by Govern of Ceará in agriculture have concentrate mainly on irrigated agriculture, through the agropoles, prevailing fruit-growing, banana being one of the chief crops. Banana crop performs an important role for cearense agriculture, however, it is generally characterized by low productivity, low technological level and large losses in production. The objective of this study was to measure the technological level of the irrigated banana crop in Agropole Cariri and to verify which are the factors conditioning the technological adoption. The calculated index showed that the technological index adopted in banana crop is classified as good. Technologies of irrigation and phytosanity have adoption level classified as optimum and the ones of the seedlings, adubation and cultural traits as good. Harvest and post-harvest technologies levels are classified as regular and the ones of management as insufficient. Socioeconomic variables such as technical assistence, banana crop as main activity, credit, scholarship, age, land owning, income, and place of dwelling contribute positively to increase the probability of producer to adopt the adequate technology in banana crop.


Variant title:
Technology adoption and its determinants: the case of banana in agropolo Cariri - CE
Issue Date:
2005
Publication Type:
Journal Article
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/56731
Published in:
Revista de Economia e Agronegócio / Brazilian Review of Economics and Agribusiness, Volume 03, Number 3
Page range:
377-398
Total Pages:
21




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