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FUENTES LLANILLO, Rafael et al. Agriculture regionalization of Paraná State, Brazil. Cienc. Rural [online]. 2006, vol.36, n.1, pp. 120-127. ISSN 0103-8478. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0103-84782006000100018.
This work presents a characterization of the agriculture of Paraná State based on thirty-five variables extracted from Agricultural Census of 1995/96 and two variables from the Map of Soil Aptitude. These are related to land access, land use, utilization of chemical and mechanical technologies, use of capital assets, labor relationships and tercerization, soil fertility and mechanization suitability. The Factor analysis with thirty-seven variables enabled to describe seven main factors, which explained 66.7% of variance. The Cluster analysis of the seven factors values allowed to classify ten types of municipalities organized in nine regions.
Keywords : agriculture regionalization; typology of municipalities; factor analysis; cluster analysis.