Factors influencing peach farmer income in the province of Tungurahua, Ecuador

William Viera, Alex Viera, Aníbal Martínez, Rosendo Jácome, Germán Ayala, Andrea Sotomayor, David Galarza, Lenin Ron

Abstract

Tungurahua province has conditions suitable for growing deciduous fruit trees such as peach (Prunus persica L). This research aimed to identify the main factors influencing the production of this fruit crop and their effect on farmers income. Surveys were carried out directly to peach farmers in seven counties of Tungurahua such as Ambato, Cevallos, Mocha, Patate, Pelileo, Píllaro and Tisaleo. The results indicated that the most relevant factors were: farmer age, sown area, fruit selection, reason for fruit growing, type of production and production issues.

Keywords

Fruit crop; income; profitability; Prunus persica; yield

Subject classification

Q10, Q11, D24, D31, Q13.

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