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Coffee competitiveness and production systems within Sao Paulo State Sistemas de producao e competitividade da cafeicultura paulista

by Vegro, C.L.R; Martín, N.B; Moricochi, L.
Publisher: 2000ISSN: 0100-4409.Subject(s): COFFEA | CAFE | COSTOS DE PRODUCCION | COSECHA | MECANIZACION | SAO PAULO | BRASIL | COFFEA | COFFEE | PRODUCTION COSTS | HARVESTING | MECHANIZATION | SAO PAULO | BRAZIL | COFFEA | CAFE | COUT DE PRODUCTION | RECOLTE | MECANISATION | SAO PAULO | BRESIL In: Informacoes Economicas (Brasil) v. 30(6) p. 7-44Summary: This study estimates the costs of distinct coffee production systems in the four main producing regions of Sao Paulo state, Brazil, pointing out their degrees of competitiveness. Results show that the denser the plantation, the lower the costs and the higher the rate of return on investment. It is also found that in spite of the limitations imposed by the size and slope of the planted area, mechanical harvest significantly reduces production costs.
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This study estimates the costs of distinct coffee production systems in the four main producing regions of Sao Paulo state, Brazil, pointing out their degrees of competitiveness. Results show that the denser the plantation, the lower the costs and the higher the rate of return on investment. It is also found that in spite of the limitations imposed by the size and slope of the planted area, mechanical harvest significantly reduces production costs.

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