Unpublished work carried out by researchers from INIA Quilamapu brings together technology transfer and agricultural economy approaches to analyze the agricultural activity of the south central regions of our country.

Jorge González Urbina, agrarian economist at INIA Quilamapu, editor of the publication.

A complete work aimed at evaluating in detail the technical management, profitability and the expected economic impact that surrounds the production of berries, grasslands, cereals, supplementary forages, among others, items, includes the INIA Bulletin "Economic behavior and impact of proposals technologies for agriculture in the south central zone of Chile ”, recently edited by researchers from INIA Quilamapu.

This is a study that analyzes alternatives for agricultural production and that correspond to the INIA recommendations for the territories comprised by the Mediterranean rainfed, the irrigated valley and the Andean foothills.

"This publication provides, as rarely, information based on technical results of demonstration units, which turn out to be extremely important for the decision-making of beneficiary producers or their advisers," said Jorge González Urbina, agricultural engineer, master in agricultural economics, and main text editor.

“This work,” added González, “also stands out for its methodological contribution in estimating the territorial economic impact of each alternative in different future scenarios, being a valuable planning input for the public and private sectors”.

From reading its 144 pages and 7 chapters, this publication concludes that “INIA's technological proposals have an expected positive economic impact, with benefit levels, in some cases, of significant magnitude, such as supplementary grasslands and berries with agroecological management, that generate new wealth for the territories of interest, highlighting the role of INIA's technology transfer, and its economic considerations, to impact society ”, emphasized Jorge González.

The work published under the format of INIA Bulletin No. 395, was proposed and led by researcher Jorge González and brings together the work of the same editor and that of INIA agronomists Abelardo Villavicencio, Viviana Barahona, Carmen Gloria Morales and Soledad Espinoza.

The publication is available for reading and free download in the INIA digital library: http://biblioteca.www.inia.cl/medios/biblioteca/boletines/NR41233.pdf

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The Instituto de Investigaciones Agropecuarias (INIA) is the main agricultural research institution in Chile, linked to the Ministry of Agriculture, with a national presence from Arica to Magallanes, through its 10 Regional Centers, as well as technical offices and experimental centers in each one of the regions of the country.

Its mission is to generate and transfer knowledge and strategic technologies on a global scale, to produce innovation and improve the competitiveness of the agri-food sector. www.inia.cl

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