Dynamics and spatialization of the coffee production of Minas Gerais State betwee 1990 and 2008 using geotechnologies

Authors

  • Vanessa Cristina Oliveira de Souza Empresa de Pesquisa Agropecuária de Minas Gerais
  • Tatiana Grossi Chquiloff Vieira Empresa de Pesquisa Agropecuária de Minas Gerais (EPAMIG)
  • Margarete Marin Lordelo Volpato Empresa de Pesquisa Agropecuária de Minas Gerais (EPAMIG)
  • Helena Maria Ramos Alves Empresa Brasileira de Pesquisa Agropecuária (EMBRAPA CAFÉ)

Keywords:

Coffee production, Minas Gerais, spatial analysis, temporal analysis, GIS

Abstract

The aim of this study was to identify coffee cropped areas and production spatial patterns in the state of Minas
Gerais between 1990 and 2009. IBGE and Statistic Coffee Yearbook data were used. The data was treated by the TerraView
Geographic Information System, which overlaid the coffee information with the state’s district cartographic division. During the
years studied, the cultivated area increased by 17.13%. The South/Southwest, Zona da Mata and Northern regions presented
the highest growth. The regions Central Mineira and Vale do Mucuri had their coffee areas reduced. The production of the Zona
da Mata and South/Southwest regions of the state increased. There was also a reduction of 20.46% in the number of districts
that produce up to 50,000 60 kg bags of coffee per year. A comparison of the IBGE and Statistic Coffee Yearbook data evidenced
a large discrepancy between the official statistics, which showed a greater alignment only from the year 2002 onwards.

Author Biographies

Vanessa Cristina Oliveira de Souza, Empresa de Pesquisa Agropecuária de Minas Gerais

Pesquisadora Bolsista, M. Sc. em Sensoriamento Remoto, Empresa de Pesquisa Agropecuária de Minas Gerais (EPAMIG), Laboratório de Geoprocessamento, Bolsista CBP&D/Café

Tatiana Grossi Chquiloff Vieira, Empresa de Pesquisa Agropecuária de Minas Gerais (EPAMIG)

Pesquisadora, M. Sc. em Ciência do Solo, Empresa de Pesquisa Agropecuária de Minas Gerais (EPAMIG), Laboratório de Geoprocessamento, Bolsista FAPEMIG

Margarete Marin Lordelo Volpato, Empresa de Pesquisa Agropecuária de Minas Gerais (EPAMIG)

Pesquisadora, D. Sc. em Engenharia Agrícola, Empresa de Pesquisa Agropecuária de Minas Gerais (EPAMIG), Laboratório de Geoprocessamento, Bolsista FAPEMIG

Helena Maria Ramos Alves, Empresa Brasileira de Pesquisa Agropecuária (EMBRAPA CAFÉ)

Pesquisadora, D. Sc. em Ciência do Solo, Empresa Brasileira de Pesquisa Agropecuária (EMBRAPA CAFÉ), Laboratório de Geoprocessamento

Published

2012-08-06

How to Cite

SOUZA, V. C. O. de; VIEIRA, T. G. C.; VOLPATO, M. M. L.; ALVES, H. M. R. Dynamics and spatialization of the coffee production of Minas Gerais State betwee 1990 and 2008 using geotechnologies. Coffee Science - ISSN 1984-3909, [S. l.], v. 7, n. 2, p. 122–134, 2012. Disponível em: http://www.coffeescience.ufla.br/index.php/Coffeescience/article/view/209. Acesso em: 8 dec. 2022.

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