FAMILY AGRICULTURE AND SOCIAL REPRODUCTION: SOCIOECONOMIC CHARACTERIZATION OF A GROUP OF RURAL FAMILY AGROINDUSTRIES IN THE WEST OF PARANÁ
The article aims to present the characteristics of the production and commercialization processes in a group of rural properties that partially / totally transform the raw material (agroindustrialization) in the municipalities of Western Paraná. The studied sample comprises a group of 35 rural family agribusinesses located in the West region of Paraná, whose information was extracted from the questionnaires and reports of the Analysis of the family agribusinesses of BP3 carried out by BIOLABORE (Cooperative of Technical Assistance of Paraná) by the Cultivando Água Boa da Itaipu Binacional, from 2015 to 2018. The research is classified as descriptive in terms of typology, with a quantitative approach and documentary analysis. The characterization deals with the family agroindustrialization process, from the constitution of the agribusiness, labor, potentialities, problems currently faced, legislation, production and origin of raw material, costs and prices, types of products sold, and other relevant data for analysis. The results indicate that in the cases studied, the family agroindustry is an important strategy for social reproduction and rural development for this group of family farmers to diversify activities and add value to agricultural enterprises.
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