Estudos Sociedade e Agricultura
Print version ISSN 1413-0580
PELEGRINI, Gelson and GAZOLLA, Marcio. Agroindustrialization as a strategy of social reproduction of the family farm.Translated byCelina de Castro Frade. Estud.soc.agric. [online]. 2008, vol.4Selected edition, pp. 0-0. ISSN 1413-0580.
The article discusses the process of agroindustrialization of the family agroindustry production in northern gaucho with focus on Medium High Uruguay territory in Rio Grande do Sul (RS). The aim is to discuss the so-called family farm in this place from its historical process of emergence and establishment, potentialities and current problems such as legislation, production of raw material, income generation, produced products etc. The study concludes that the family agroindustry constitutes an important strategy of social reproduction and rural development as it is responsible for the settlement of families in the field, the diversification of productive activities in rural properties, families' income generation among other roles.
Keywords : agroindustry; family agroindustry; social reproduction; rural development.