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Regional differences of technology modernization in agriculture of Pará State

Abstract

Mario Miguel Amin Garcia Herreros , Heriberto Wagner Amanajás Pena , Allan Klynger da Silva Lobato and Raimundo Thiago Lima da Silva

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.

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