Gasparini, Liz Vanessa Lupi Costa, Thayane Souza Hungaro, Oksana Aparecida de Lago Sznitowski, Adelice Minetto Vieira Filho, José Eustáquio Ribeiro
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Texto para Discussão No. 2296
Population growth and greater social pressure in relation to sustainability will require greater agricultural production with less environmental impact. This research aims to evaluate the process of technological innovation and integrated systems of sustainable production. The multi-case study was based on semi-structured interviews with managers and owners of five rural enterprises in Mato Grosso that implemented the integrated crop-livestock-forest system (ILFS). The research pointed out that the adoption of this system is motivated mainly by the search for productivity increase and the recovery of degraded soils. The results indicate an increase in grain productivity and beef and improvement of soil structure in integrated systems when compared to non-integrated systems of agricultural production practiced previously in the enterprises surveyed. Although integrated systems have favorable results for production and the environment, they point to limitations in their adoption and diffusion. Part of the problems are associated with the difficulty of attracting financing resources and the lack of adequate planning and control of integrated production projects, indicating the need for management innovation as well as more effective public policies.
development sustainability productive integration innovation