Cocoa production systems with emphasis on aspects that improve production in the state of Pará Brazil


André dos S. Melo, Sara R. Batista, Cristiano A. da Costa, Joiro J. Vilar, Paloma França, Sebastião G. Augusto and Daniel L. Pereira


The production model developed by farmers in the Transamazon and Xingu Territory, in general throughout Amazonia, contributed over time to the increase the negative impact of agricultural activity on the forest. In the colonial times, the deregulated use of land compromised natural resources and biodiversity. This contribution aims to identify the systems of production adopted in cocoa cultivation in the Amazonian states (SAFs) and the Atlantic Forest (cabruca) states and the factors that directly affect production. Data from the Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística (IBGE -2017) show that Brazilian estimated cacao production for the current year would be 236,441 tons, distributed in the producing states: Pará, Bahia, Espírito Santo, Rondônia, Amazonas, Mato Grosso, Minas Gerais and Roraima. The national cacauicultura follows new directions trying to rebound through verticalization of production, a world trend, which is an alternative to monoculture.

Cacauicultura, Production, SAFs, Cabruca Systems

Amaz. Jour. of Plant Resear. 1(2): 69-75. October 2017
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