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Evolution of precision agriculture in the sugar and alcohol sector in the state of São Paulo

Grant number: 21/01173-2
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): May 01, 2021
Effective date (End): April 30, 2022
Field of knowledge:Applied Social Sciences - Economics - Agrarian and Natural Resource Economics
Principal researcher:Jeronimo Alves dos Santos
Grantee:João Vitor Costa Mazzi
Home Institution: Centro de Ciências Agrárias (CCA). Universidade Federal de São Carlos (UFSCAR). Araras , SP, Brazil

Abstract

This research aims to analyze the evolution of Precision Agriculture (AP) in the sugar and alcohol sector of the State of São Paulo. The specific objectives are: to make a survey of the main AP instruments used in the sugar and alcohol sector; analyze the main challenges and advantages and identify the gains in productivity, the main economic and environmental aspects with the AP. The bibliographic review method will be used to extract data from texts, articles, newspapers, magazines and the official database in the compilation of the information necessary to answer the problem. As a result of this work, corroborate with relevant information in the sector's policies.

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