LESSONS FROM A COSTS ANALYSIS IN POTATO PRODUCTION
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.
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