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      New views for sustainable production in family agriculture: Assessment of American lettuce cultivated with different types of organic fertilizers

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          The general objective of this work was to evaluate the response of the American Lettuce to its development, using different types of organic fertilizers. Specifically, the objective was to outline the potential market for this type of food with agroecological production, with emphasis on small producers of family agriculture and to seek alternatives for legal marketing of organic products through family farming, based on Law 10.831/2003. Data collection on lettuce response to fertilization was completely randomized, with five treatments and four repetitions. It is a descriptive, exploratory research. Through a bibliographical survey, it was concluded that the insertion in the system of agroecological-organic production is opportune to establish competitiveness in family farming, in the primary productive sector of the production chain of olericulture, where the American Lettuce is among the main cultivated varieties. It was observed that the fertilization with manure of hardened chicken showed a higher development of lettuce in relation to other treatments. The consumer market confirms a demand for healthy food with the focus on vegetables. For legal marketing, organic food needs to get a special seal. Brazilian legislation establishes three guarantee instruments: third-party certification, participatory guarantee systems and social control for direct sale without certification. This last recommended for family farmers.

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          Journal
          Revista Eletrônica Competências Digitais para Agricultura Familiar
          Universidade Estadual Paulista Júlio de Mesquita Filho
          01 July 2017
          : 3
          : 1
          : 66-87
          Affiliations
          [1 ] Centro Universitário de Adamantina
          Article
          810495268e4f41faab3d8b2d7003d86b

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          Agriculture (General)
          S1-972

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