Avaliação interdisciplinar de sistema de captação de água de chuva construído através de processo participativo com agricultores familiares
Binotti, Túlio Caio
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The proposal of this action research was to contribute for the sustainable rural development on the water resources subject in practical and scientific way. From a short diagnostic of a rural community, where MST acts, was defined, in with the farmers, the building of rainwater catchment system, built participatively and promoted through some kind of workshop. Then, were evaluated the quality of the system´s water, the farmers´s perceptions in relation to the technology and the economic profits generated. The water´s quality presented numbers adapted for the use destined by the community, which is mainly washing of agricultural´s equipments, and other possible uses like irrigations and for animal´s criation. The farmers´s perceptions represent that the technology was empowered by the producers. The system is highly beneficial financially, offering return of investment in period of a year in different price of interests considered. The results indicated that the rainwater catchment system built are viable and sustainable to the studied community.