IMPACTOS DO ECOTURISMO SOBRE A AGRICULTURA FAMILIAR NA RESERVA DE DESENVOLVIMENTO SUSTENTÁVEL MAMIRAUÁ, AM

Nelissa Peralta

Abstract


Ecotourism was developed as an economic alternative to part of the resident population of the Mamirauá Sustainable Development Reserve in Amazonas, Brazil. Its objective was to decrease pressure on natural resources, incentive conservation and improve the quality of life of local people. This study aimed to investigate the social changes promoted by ecotourism in two villages in the area. Combinations of qualitative and quantitative methods were used, such as participant observation, oral history, as well as structured interviews and descriptive statistical analysis. The study showed that, although the activity was not designed to substitute more traditional economic activities, with the increase in revenue generated by ecotourism, the opportunity costs of agricultural activity was raised, and therefore there was a decrease in the production of manioc flour for consumption in some young families involved with ecotourism.

Keywords


Ecoturismo; Impactos sociais; Agricultura familiar; Ecotourism; Social impacts; Family agriculture



DOI: https://doi.org/10.31420/uakari.v4i1.35