Dynamism of viticultural systems in Mendoza (1988–2008)
1 EEA Mendoza, INTA Mendoza, San Martìn 3853, M. Drummond, Mendoza República, Argentina
2 CONICET INTA, EEA Mendoza, San Martìn 3853, M. Drummond, Mendoza República, Argentina
3 Dirección de Estadísticas e Investigaciones Económicas, Gobierno de Mendoza República, Argentina
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Viticulture holdings of Mendoza Argentina, were classified by the allocation and the stratum size according to their total acreage based on the data of the last three National Agricultural Censuses (1988, 2002 and 2008). There are different behaviors in each stratum according to each growing zone. It has been observed that in all “oasis” smaller is the holding, higher is the rate of shrinkage. On the other hand the bigger sizes grow and the acreage concentration of these units has increased significantly. Behaviors were clustered according to their path: taking into account its relationship with both zonal and provincial level stratum averages. Areas like the Oasis Sur have suffered a major a regressive process that has involved almost all the strata. The Uco Valley has shown a significant dynamism in units of more than 25 ha, while the small holdings have moved back, but with lower rates than the average of these strata. The Oasis Norte has also been subject to a bipolar process where a significant loss of small vineyards with the rise of new big holdings. Oasis Este is the only one that remains with lower regression rates.
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