LESSONS FROM A COSTS ANALYSIS IN POTATO PRODUCTION

  • Gilson Rogério Marcomini Federal Institute of Education Science and Technology of São Paulo (IFSP), São João da Boa Vista Campus. Lauro Sargaco Street. Jardim Santa Helena. CEP 13874057. São João da Boa Vista, SP. Brazil
  • Marco Tulio Ospina Patino State University of Campinas. Faculty of Agricultural Engineering. Av. Cândido Rondon, 501. CEP 13083-875. Cidade Universitária, Campinas, SP.. Brazil
  • Mohammad Jahangir Alam Department of Agribusiness and Marketing. Faculty of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology. Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh-2202, Bangladesh
  • Fernando Rodrigues de Amorim State University of Campinas. Faculty of Agricultural Engineering. Av. Cândido Rondon, 501. CEP 13083-875. Cidade Universitária, Campinas, SP. Brazil

Abstract

The potato is one of the most widely cultivated horticultural crops in the world. Brazil ranks 21st among the world's largest potato producers, and the United States (US) is the fifth largest producer in the world. This study analyzes and compares the economic, financial aspects of potato production in the Vargem Grande do Sul region, SP (Brazil), and southwestern Idaho (US), seeking to identify which aspects of American production can serve as reference for technical and financial improvement of the Brazilian production. Data from official sources were analyzed using principal components analysis (PCA). Potato producer in Vargem Grande do Sul need learning how to reduce the factors of production costs to have better financial results in your potato production.

Keywords: agribusiness, agricultural production, financial, food systems, production factors.
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Marcomini, G. R., M. T. O. Patino, M. J. Alam, and F. R. de Amorim. “LESSONS FROM A COSTS ANALYSIS IN POTATO PRODUCTION”. Emirates Journal of Food and Agriculture, Vol. 31, no. 11, Nov. 2019, pp. 857-63, doi:https://doi.org/10.9755/ejfa.2019.v31.i11.2028. Accessed 25 Jan. 2021.
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