Pastos y Forrajes
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SUSET, A; GONZALEZ, E; MIRANDA, Taymer and NICADO, O. Labor force and its incidence on the agricultural-production development of the territory. Case study in a municipality of Matanzas province. Pastos y Forrajes [online]. 2011, vol.34, n.4, pp. 497-512. ISSN 0864-0394.
This work presents some essential theoretical conceptions, result of literature review, which support the analysis of the aspects related to labor force in a specific Cuban agricultural-production context. The study was conducted from a systemic perspective and for the information collection the situation of the labor force involved in the municipal agricultural sector was considered; in the field work the structured in-depth interview was applied, for which this constituted a case study. It could be observed that the labor force of the agricultural sector in the municipality is not sufficient and is not prepared for the challenge implied by the ongoing transformations or the performance in the new logics in which productive processes are inserted. There is varied potential of labor force reserve which can be stimulated for the stable reinsertion in the sector, starting from the fact that real expectations of short- and medium-term improvement are perceived, especially when it is acknowledged that agricultural production is essential for the development of the territory in the analyzed case.
Keywords : Labor force; productive processes; territorial development.