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Mundo agrario

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Abstract

RIERA, Constanza  and  PEREIRA, Sandra G.. Technology and uncertainty in the practice of irrigation in the province of Córdoba. Mundo agr. [online]. 2011, vol.12, n.23, pp. 00-00. ISSN 1515-5994.

In the present work, irrigators from Río Segundo, Córdoba will be characterized in comparative terms as well as their technological relation. It refers to small and medium farmers settled in Cordoba's Spinal area, that is, the limit with the Argentinean Pampas Region, who are devoted to cereal and oleaginous extensive agriculture using irrigation supplemented with subterranean water. The object of this study is approached by considering that logics of knowledge permeate their production and growth. In addition to this, the growth in uncertainty is generated by innovative practices and the search for efficiency. Production professionalized management that implies productive activity planning based on permanent reflection reveals that it is necessary to get to know what is unknown yet; which is closely related to uncertainty and a greater awareness of risk taking ,climatic or economic, whenever related to the production. In order to fulfill the objective a qualitative methodology based on fieldwork was used, together with deep interviews within a critical interpretative frame complemented with elements from the social theory of irrigation

Keywords : Irrigation; Technology and uncertainty.

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