Economical Sustainability and Social Sciences

The evaluation of the economic and social sustainability of the new technologies and strategies deployed to reduce the effects of these diseases improved the livelihoods of farmers in specific local contexts, giving and estimation of costs and benefits of the single innovation. TROPICSAFE´s analysis provided economic information on the general framework of the market, as the economical sustainability was clarified by comparing the economic results obtained before and after introducing innovations and new strategies for integrated pest management.

The economic analysis conducted and evaluated with reference to farmers and agricultural farmers (at micro-economic level, considering the farm performance, productivity, costs and revenues), as well as workers, village distribution and rural population (at territorial level). The analysis also included an investigation on the distributive effects of the innovation on the different social classes (Cost Benefit Analysis).