International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Social Technology Application - Pais- in Association with the Semiarid in the Brazilian Northeast
José Falcão Sobrinho, Cleire Lima da Costa Falcão, Maria Raiane of Gomes, Vanessa Campos Alves

The study aims to understand the influence of natural and social elements of the living technologies with the semi-arid environment in the communities located in Morgado and Gregório which belong to the Massapê County inserted to the state of Ceara northwest in Brazil and belongs to basin of Acaraú. In this perspective, the focus was directed to the Integrated Agroecology and Sustainable production technology - PAIS, developed by the community residents. The study agenda is based on the approach of the General Systems Theory proposed by Bertalanffy in 1930. Dedicated to the Theory, considering the nature, economy and local sustainability, which are three elements prevalent in the context of the observed landscapes in the Study areas. It is noted that in the communities the influence of semiaridity has predominated in a prolonged period, affecting mainly agriculture, however to mitigate the effects PAIS technology was used as a significant alternative for small producers, mainly in offering benefits to the families that family farming, providing improvements in the quality of life.

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