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Pastos y Forrajes

Print version ISSN 0864-0394On-line version ISSN 2078-8452


Economic-financial balance and food production performance in a diversified farm. Pastos y Forrajes [online]. 2016, vol.39, n.1, pp.49-55. ISSN 0864-0394.

An evaluation of the performance and economic-financial balance of food production in the diversified farm Guamá, located at the Pastures and Forages Research Station Indio Hatuey, was carried out during three years, in order to determine to what extent the diversification of the agricultural production could contribute to the increase of productivity. For such purpose four commercialization modalities were introduced: self-supply, wholesale, retail and sale to the tourism industry. The economic efficiency in the third year of evaluation reached a favorable cost per peso ($ 0,83) and a profitability of $ 0,17 for each peso spent. Likewise, the mean salary-productivity correlation allowed to pay the salaries and obtain a positive financial result in the analyzed periods. It is concluded that the enhancement of agricultural management, from an effective spatial and temporary design of diversified agroecological strategies, could offer opportunities for a better land utilization. Likewise, the increase of the farm's incomes due to the wholesale and retail sale of agricultural products could be a convenient strategy to achieve profitability. These results can serve as referent to consider diversified farms as a path towards sustainable development

Keywords : agricultural exploitations; diversification; profitability.

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