Weber Sociology & Anthropology

November 2017, Vol.3 (8), ISSN:2449-1632

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Research Article

Sugar Agroindustry and Its Socio-economic Impact in the Towns of Potosi and Buenos Aires, Nicaragua

Mtro. Rodrigo de Jesús Murillo Canda & Dr. Edgar Palazio

Regional and Local History, National Autonomous University of Nicaragua, Managua, Nicaragua.

Accepted 7th November, 2017; Available Online 8th November, 2017.


The research was conducted in the period from July to October 2017, in the historical region of Rivas, Nicaragua in the towns of Potosi and Buenos Aires, which is located in the southeastern region of the country, between Lake Nicaragua and the Pacific Ocean , which says it geographically as isthmus. The study consisted of an socio-economic analysis of the panelero sub-sector of the towns through in-depth interviews, guides of observation producer owners of mills and workers, who provided information about the productive activities, family, social and economic data such as: ownership of the mill, land tenure, level of study, members per family monthly income, yield of sugar cane, costs of production, production of sweet brown sugar, hand of work and marketing, analysis was performed with that information. In addition, the opinion of the inhabitants of the villages, using in-depth interviews, was obtained for the benefit they get from the production of sweet in their localities tied; where is the activity of the grinding. According to the results of the analysis, bundle of sweet production is maintained by the tradition of producers, using tools and craft materials, obtaining natural products; In addition, it generates employment opportunities for the inhabitants of the towns. The factors that affect this agro-industrial activity are: natural phenomena like drought, pests, machine components, the lack of organization of producers and the exploitation that is made to workers in the sugarcane sector.

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