Território, técnica e agricultura no Rio Grande do Norte
LIMA, Fernanda Laize Silva de. Território, técnica e agricultura no Rio Grande do Norte. 2015. 203f. Dissertação (Mestrado em Geografia) - Centro de Ciências Humanas, Letras e Artes, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte, Natal, 2015.
Lima, Fernanda Laize Silva de
In recent decades, Brazilian agriculture has shown a new technical and social standard production model from the increasing incorporation of new scientific and informational contents, characteristics of the current historical moment, in agricultural technical systems, process that mean by technological improvement of agriculture. However, we must emphasize the selective character that marks this process, which occurs unevenly in space and time, by favoring certain areas of the territory, agricultural products and categories of producers. In this perspective, the position we stand here, while research problem, is that while there are in Rio Grande do Norte, empirical object of research, areas that stand having higher technical levels (in science and information) in agriculture, there is a set of natural elements of the newborn, which when combined, conditioning to make particular the realization of agricultural technification process, making the state one rarefaction area that falls in a different manner in the technical and territorial divisions of the Brazilian agricultural work. From this premise, the present research was mainly aimed to analyze the process of agricultural technification in Rio Grande do Norte, in the technical-scientific-informational period, with special attention to reverberation of this process in the configuration and the agricultural use of the territory. It was developed a literature review on the use of territory and agricultural technical systems, associated with the use of secondary data, mainly obtained from the official agencies, such as IBGE, FIERN and EMPARN, as well attention at the use of specific methodological procedures of Statistics for the appropriate treatment of the data used. In addition, specific procedures of empirical research, such as conducting interviews with social agents involved in agriculture and the use of observational techniques made it possible to identify and understand the complexity of the agricultural use of Rio Grande do Norte's territory, marked by coexistences technicians and temporalities levels.