Agricultura orgânica : fatores relevantes para sustentabilidade

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Oliveira, José Antônio Puppim de
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This work analyzes how the cluster of organic production is developed in Petrópolis city, in the Rio de Janeiro state. It describes how agriculture is organized, innovation processes and commercial activities are developed. Cooperation, collective actions, dissemination of knowledge and information are also treated in this work as well as the fundamental actors in production and development as a whole. This study tries to enumerate some policies and strategies that can foment and give more efficiency to the existing processes. For this research i used the case estudy methodology. We observed that organic agriculture can help a better development to the farmers and also a better local development. The low level of education of farmers and the underdevelopment of all variables in social capital are limitant factors. Another aspect raised during the research was the dificulty and the lack of commitment in getting financial support from managers of public banks turning the improvements in organic agriculture limited and underdeveloped. The technical knowlegde production isn¿t the basic problem and, at the moment, the management ability is really the main limitation.

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