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Investigación Agraria

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GULART, Edson André et al. Evolution of the milk production chain in two municipalities in southern Brazil. Investig. Agrar. [online]. 2021, vol.23, n.2, pp.117-124. ISSN 2305-0683.

Milk is one of the richest food sources of nutrients and vitamins for humans, mainly due to its calcium content and high quality proteins. Due to the importance of this food, the milk production chain is one of the segments that has generated huge socioeconomic impacts on the national scene, which has undergone countless transformations in the last decades. Thus, the objective of this work was to study the main factors responsible for the evolution of the milk production chain in the municipalities of Três Passos and Tiradentes do Sul, RS, Brazil. To this end, a field survey was carried out, where a semi-structured questionnaire was applied, addressed to 20 producers that develop activities in the area of milk production in these municipalities. It was found that the adoption of technological innovations was the fundamental point for the dairy activity to undergo expressive changes in recent years, both in the quantity and in the quality of the milk produced, being the factor responsible for the improvement and enhancement of the sector. Therefore, the modernization and implementation of technological innovations are fundamental factors for the positive changes that have occurred in the dairy sector.

Keywords : Dairy farming; development,technology.

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