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Qualificação Tecnológica Dos Produtores De Leite Filiados À Cooperativa Mista Agropecuária De Patos De Minas Ltda. (Coopatos)

  • Marques, Jose Maria
  • Antonialli, Luiz Marcelo
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    A presente pesquisa teve por objetivo diagnosticar o grau de qualificação tecnológica dos produtores de leite filiados à Cooperativa Mista Agropecuária de Patos de Minas Ltda. (COOPATOS). Quanto a metodologia, trata-se de uma pesquisa de campo, de natureza descritiva e quantitativa, cujos dados foram coletados por meio de um questionário semi-estruturado aplicado à uma amostra de 105 cooperados. Os dados foram tabulados e processados utilizando-se o software SPSS (Statistical Package for the Social Sciences) e a análise foi efetuada com base em técnicas de estatística descritiva (distribuição de feqüência e média). Efetuou-se também uma pesquisa documental na Cooperativa com o propósito de complementar os dados obtidos. Considerando-se os estratos dos produtores de leite pesquisados, identificou-se heterogeneidade na utilização dos componentes tecnológicos (melhoramento genético, alimentação, reprodução, sanidade do rebanho e máquinas e equipamentos). Com base nos resultados obtidos e, com a finalidade de melhorar a qualificação tecnológica dos produtores de leite, faz-se as seguintes recomendações à COOPATOS: que estruture um programa de treinamento sistemático de cooperados, filhos e funcionários que contemple a capacitação e difusão de tecnologias de produção de leite e; que intensifique entre os cooperados a assistência técnica oferecida pelos técnicos da Cooperativa. -------------------------------------------------The present paper aims to diagnose the degree of technologic qualification of the dairy farmers affiliate to the Cooperativa Mista Agropecuária de Patos de Minas Ltda. (COOPATOS). As regards the methodology, it is concerned with a field research, of descriptive and quantitative nature, the data of which were collected by means of a semi-structured questionnaire applied to the sample of 105 owners-associates. The data were tabulated and processed by using SPSS software (Statistical Package for the Social Sciences) and the analysis was performed on the basis of techniques of descriptive statistics (frequency distribution and mean). A documental research was also performed in the Cooperative with the purpose of complementing the obtained data. Considering the dairy farmers´ statements of account investigated, heterogeneity in the utilization of the technological components (genetic breeding, feeding, reproduction, health of the herd, machines and equipments) was identified. On the basis of the results and, with the purpose of improving the technological qualification of the dairy farmers, the following recommendations are presented to the COOPATOS: that a systematic training program of owner-associates, children and employees be implemented which regards both the qualification and diffusion of dairy production technologies and; which intensifies among the owners-associates the technical assistance offered by the Cooperativa technicians.

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    Paper provided by Sociedade Brasileira de Economia, Administracao e Sociologia Rural (SOBER) in its series 46th Congress, July 20-23, 2008, Rio Branco, Acre, Brasil with number 108601.

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