Monitoring Adoption of Agricultural Technology in Municipalities-Hub in the State of Amazonas
Agricultural Technologies play an important role in the proposal of internalization of economic development for the State of Amazonas, providing alternative of employment and generating income for rural producers. This research aims to evaluate the adoption of Agricultural Technologies in a preconceived Rota Hub in the State of Amazonas. The case study occurred in the following cities: Manaus, Iranduba, Manacapuru, Rio Preto da Eva and Presidente Figueiredo, called HubMunicipalities. A questionnaire prepared by the mixed method was applied in order to generate both quantitative and qualitative data directed to rural producers. This study sought to understand the dynamics of 250 rural producers, 50 in each Hub-Municipality regarding the acquisition of new Agricultural Technologies in their rural production system. This research demonstrates and provides a new view of the perceptions of producers in relation to the adoption of agricultural technologies, the benefits they provide, but especially the obstacles to acquire and adopt them. Producers' perceptions vary about the benefits that these technologies offer to their operations, according to the technological level used by them and their education. The developers of these technologies seek to encourage producers to adopt them, supported by the facilities they can provide, however, it is clear that it is necessary for the producer to realize these benefits, understand how to manage the technology in order to maintain the production system recommended by the research.