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Impactos da agricultura de precisão na economia brasileira
[Impacts of precision agriculture on Brazilian economy]


  • Costa, Cinthia Cabral da
  • Guilhoto, Joaquim José Martins


In order to estimate the potential impact of the adoption of the main techniques of precision agriculture in the Brazilian agriculture on socio economic development, this study used an extensive bibliographic review of the main results that the techniques of precision agriculture and simulated impacts in agriculture. For this, was considered the potential of agricultural activity that can be benefited by these technology. The following impacts were analyzed using the inputoutput matrix of the country with the main products analyzed as individual sectors. The products analyzed were: sugarcane, corn and soybeans. It was observed that a scenario of a 10% increase in productivity indicated that the impacts on the economy could be increased from $ 11 billion in GDP and more than 450.000 jobs. However, a scenario of reduced use of fertilizer did not show favorable socio-economic impacts considering the impacts in Brazilian economy.

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  • Costa, Cinthia Cabral da & Guilhoto, Joaquim José Martins, 2012. "Impactos da agricultura de precisão na economia brasileira
    [Impacts of precision agriculture on Brazilian economy]
    ," MPRA Paper 53979, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:53979

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    1. Linda Whipker & jay Akridge, 2006. "2006 Precision Agricultural Services Dealership Survey Results," Working Papers 06-10, Purdue University, College of Agriculture, Department of Agricultural Economics.
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    Employment; gross domestic product; estimating productivity; input use;

    JEL classification:

    • O13 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Agriculture; Natural Resources; Environment; Other Primary Products
    • O21 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Development Planning and Policy - - - Planning Models; Planning Policy


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