Evaluate, comparatively, the economic benefits of adopting the clones of dwarf Cashew BRS 226 and Embrapa 51, having as benchmarking the average indices of production and commercialization of raw cashew nut from the common or giant cashew tree.
Relevance / originality
Although there are several studies on technological assessment, those that assess the economic impacts of new cashew clones, compared to the dominant system in producing regions, are still rare.
Methodology / approach
The research comprised qualitative and quantitative data and analysis. Therefore, it is a research that uses secondary (documentary) and primary data. The evaluation was carried out comparatively using cashew nut production and marketing indices.
The clones generated and disseminated by Embrapa provided expressive positive economic results for the adopters when compared to the results obtained with the production of the common cashew tree. Additionally, the material produced is of superior quality for processing.
Theoretical / methodological contributions
The study suggests that even in a scenario of disjointed production chains and unfavorable public policies, which are traditionally observed in the cashew nut chain, the impact assessment shows that the investments made in the research can be profitable.
Social / management contributions
The study indicates that public policies aimed at creating incentives for producers to adopt this superior genetic material will present returns in the dimensions of sustainability for the agents in the chain.