Journal of
Development and Agricultural Economics

  • Abbreviation: J. Dev. Agric. Econ.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2006-9774
  • DOI: 10.5897/JDAE
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 552

Full Length Research Paper

Regional differences of technology modernization in agriculture of Pará State

Mario Miguel Amin Garcia Herreros
  • Mario Miguel Amin Garcia Herreros
  • Centro de Ciências Naturais e Tecnologia, Universidade do Estado do Pará, Belém, Brazil
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Heriberto Wagner Amanajás Pena
  • Heriberto Wagner Amanajás Pena
  • Centro de Ciências Naturais e Tecnologia, Universidade do Estado do Pará, Belém, Brazil
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Allan Klynger da Silva Lobato
  • Allan Klynger da Silva Lobato
  • Núcleo de Pesquisa Vegetal Básica e Aplicada, Universidade Federal Rural da Amazônia, Paragominas, Brazil
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Raimundo Thiago Lima da Silva
  • Raimundo Thiago Lima da Silva
  • Centro de Ciências Rurais, Universidade Federal de Santa Maria, Santa Maria, Brazil
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  •  Accepted: 01 June 2012
  •  Published: 30 June 2013

Abstract

 

The objective of this study is to identify, through the application of factor analysis and cluster analysis, the spatial organization of the micro hydrographic regions (MRHs) of the State of Pará, as a result of the technology level used in agriculture, the volume of investments, financed credit and by the incorporation of modern means of production. To meet the objectives of the study, information from the Agricultural Census of 2006, published in 2007 by the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE) was used. The results indicate that the structural changes occurring within the State’s agriculture, during the last two decades have increased considerably in certain MRHs, the regional income by directing most of the production for the export market. However, this led at the same time to a significant reorganization of agrarian space, in other MRHs, where high rates of unemployment and poverty increasing the regional inequalities prevail.

 

Key words: Technological modernization, factor analysis, clusters analysis.