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VARELA, Luiz Benedito  and  SANTANA, Antônio Cordeiro de. Economic aspects of production under risk conditions in agroforestry systems and traditional agricultural systems in tomé-açu, Pará - 2001 to 2003. Rev. Árvore [online]. 2009, vol.33, n.1, pp. 151-160. ISSN 0100-6762.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0100-67622009000100016.

This article analyzes the determinants of the dynamic production inputs of the agroforestry systems (SAF) and traditional agricultural systems (ST) under risk conditions, in small and medium farms in Tome-Açu, Pará, by Brazilian-Japanese producers from 2001 to 2003. The dynamic regression model results showed that all the inputs, except labor and machinery, have positive impacts on the current VBP of the two systems analyzed. Furthermore, the dummy variable shows a minor accumulative difference of the SAF's VBP in comparison with ST's VBP, from one period (year) to another. The estimated risk function indicates that the use of fertilizer and pesticides reduce the risk level of the two systems, but the current technology needs to be adequate to other production inputs, since it appears as a factor of increased risk to the two systems. In addition, the dummy variable indicates that the SAF presents a lower level of risk than the ST. The results indicate that the Brazilian-Japanese farmers were .risk averse.

Keywords : VBP; dynamic production function; sustainability.

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