Cinthia Cabral da Costa – Embrapa Instrumentação
Joaquim José Martins Guilhoto – Universidade de São Paulo
Abstract: In order to estimate the potential impact of the adoption of the main techniques of precision agriculture in the Brazilian agriculture on socio-economic development, this study used an extensive bibliographic review of the main results that the techniques of precision agriculture and simulated impacts in agriculture. For this, was considered the potential of agricultural activity that can be benefited by these technology. The following impacts were analyzed using the inputoutput matrix of the country with the main products analyzed as individual sectors. The products analyzed were: sugarcane, corn and soybeans. It was observed that a scenario of a 10% increase in productivity indicated that the impacts on the economy could be increased from $ 11 billion in GDP and more than 450.000 jobs. However, a scenario of reduced use of fertilizer did not show favorable socio-economic impacts considering the impacts in Brazilian economy.