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Idesia (Arica)

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MAZUELA, Pilar. Indicators of sustainability for a pepper crop in the Azapa Valley, Arica, Chile. Idesia [online]. 2017, vol.35, n.3, pp.133-136. ISSN 0718-3429.

The coastal valleys of the Region Arica y Parinacota (Chile) have exceptional climatic conditions for vegetable crops during the entire year; they are the main provider of vegetables in the country in winter. The mean regional production of pepper is greater than the national mean and have a high commercial value due to the off season condition that makes it's a very competitive activity in this country. Demand of consumers for quality products is very important to change to sustainable crop management. The aim of this work was to determine economic, social and environmental indicators for pepper crop in Azapa's Valley. The management of pepper crop can be improved to give sustainability to this activity when knowing these indicators.

Keywords : sustainability; off-season; environment; yield; production.

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