Socioeconomic Profile of Milk Producers in the Municipality of Olho D’Agua Das Flores, Alagoas, Brazil

Posted: 7 Aug 2015

See all articles by José Crisólogo De Sales Silva

José Crisólogo De Sales Silva

State University of Alagoas - Animal Science Department

Ademilson Neris dos Santos

State University of Alagoas - Balde Cheio Division

Pedro Alexandre Barbosa Pereira Miranda

Federal University of Alagoas, Ufal - Animal Science Department

Andrei Atroshenko

London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE)

Date Written: August 6, 2015

Abstract

Bovine milk is widely considered to be one of the most nutritious foods. It is rich in calcium and other ingredients, such as vitamins, protein and phosphorus. The municipality of Olho d'Água das Flores in the state of Alagoas, north-eastern Brazil is located in the microregion of Batalha of the mesoregion of Sertão Alagoano. The interviews for this study have been conducted over a period of 150 days between October 2011 and February 2012, whereby a questionnaire was used to collect the required information. Of the 41 producers interviewed, 37 were family farmers, as defined by the law nº 11.326/2006 of Brazil, relevant legislation currently regulating the classification of producers as “family farmers,” corresponding to 90% of the sample. Despite the properties of those interviewed exhibiting characteristics of differentiated production, continued high-quality technical assistance is the major necessity of the producers, hence the importance of understanding their socioeconomic profile and that of their properties.

Keywords: Family farms, Associations, Dairy farming

JEL Classification: Q10

Suggested Citation

Silva, José Crisólogo De Sales and Santos, Ademilson Neris dos and Pereira Miranda, Pedro Alexandre Barbosa and Atroshenko, Andrei, Socioeconomic Profile of Milk Producers in the Municipality of Olho D’Agua Das Flores, Alagoas, Brazil (August 6, 2015). American Journal of Trade and Policy, Vol. 2, No. 2, pp. 89-92, 2015. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2640368

José Crisólogo De Sales Silva (Contact Author)

State University of Alagoas - Animal Science Department ( email )

Brazil
+55 82 9960424 (Phone)

Ademilson Neris dos Santos

State University of Alagoas - Balde Cheio Division ( email )

Brazil
+5582 88753770 (Phone)

Pedro Alexandre Barbosa Pereira Miranda

Federal University of Alagoas, Ufal - Animal Science Department ( email )

Av. Lourival Melo Mota
Tabuleiro dos Martins
Maceió-AL, 57072-900
Brazil
+5582 99945311 (Phone)

Andrei Atroshenko

London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) ( email )

Houghton Street
London, WC2A 2AE
United Kingdom

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