Techinical-economic study in avocado cultivation, Atahualpa Canton, El Oro Province
Authors: Vásquez-Aguilar, R.F.; García-Hevia, S.
Avocado presents a growing demand in the international market, as well as an increase in its price. Currently don't represent the most diversified cultivation in the study area. However, by a growing demand is required study that show its profitability and input to farmers income, those haven't identified the avocado production and marketing as economic alternative The research objective is realize technical-economic study for avocado small production, in El Tambo farm Atahualpa canton, El Oro province. Scientific sources were reviewed and interviews and surveys were conducted with entrepreneurs and producers in the zone, using the observation and surveys, determining the main parameters involved in the avocado production and the expenses that affect it. The results show the Hass avocado represent an profibility economic alternative for small producers in Atahualpa canton. The benefits/cost indicator obtained for the third, quarter, fifth and sixth planted the crop reaches values of 0.28; 0.56; 0.67 and 1.22, respectively. The costs per kilogram of avocado in El Tambo farm, will oscillate between 1.67 and 0.67 USD for the third to sixth planted