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Título: Os produtores de algodão no noroeste de Moçambique
Autor: Vidal, Maia Marjolaine
Orientador: Correia, Augusto Manuel
Palavras-chave: cotton
cash crop
smallholder agriculture
Mozambique
algodão
cultura de rendimento
agricultura familiar
Data de Defesa: 2008
Resumo: Cotton in Mozambique remains an important crop in many regions, where it’s produced on a joint venture basis. The yield of this cash crop is particularly low in the whole country, including in the Niassa province where this study took place. A better knowledge of the producer’s life and constraints that rules their decision makings in the breeding process could help the joint venture company to reinforce its policy. This point is essential to improve cotton breeding profitability and consequently the living standards of farmer families. The present work includes a socioeconomic characterization of the small cotton producer’s population of a concession area, together with a brief description of the agricultural production system. In addition, a study was made on the cotton production cycle in order to try understanding the reasons why small producers don’t always follow the company’s recommendations. The low yield is mainly due to late sowing and insufficient protection against insects and weeds; added to the problem of small-sized fields. The cotton’s price fall in the international market leads to a reduction of the small producers’ incomes, who then tend to neglect the traditional cash crop in favour of alternatives like tobacco and sesame. Improving technical assistance given to small producer should be the main priority of companies in order to overcome the cotton production crisis in Mozambique.
Descrição: Mestrado em Engenharia Agronómica - Instituto Superior de Agronomia
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10400.5/1152
Aparece nas colecções:BISA - Dissertações de Mestrado / Master Thesis

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