2017
DOI: 10.4215/rm2017.e16029
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Abstract: There is a space in the state of Bahia -Brazil, which has been historically differentiated due to the predominance of the productive process of sisal. The use of agave sisalana was able to establish a productive chain for export, which had sufficient impact to spatially differentiate a large portion of the semiarid in Bahia, known as the Sisaleira Region. Our investigation identifies the origin of this process and proposes its analysis from the definition of periods that allow the temporal situation of the exp… Show more

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“…Sisal, the green gold of the Sertão, is an exceptional plant for its ability to adapt to the semi-arid region of Bahia, being able to create and recreate income possibilities and can be an engine of economic and social development [16].…”
Section: Introductionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…Sisal is a common name for different species and hybrid varieties in the genus Agave (especially Agave sisalana ) cultivated worldwide for the production of hard natural fibers [ 1 , 2 ]. In Brazil, the greatest producer of sisal fibers, sisal-producing areas are concentrated in the Northeastern region of the country, especially in the state of Bahia [ 3 ], followed by the states of Paraíba and Pernambuco [ 4 ]. The semi-arid portion of this region, known as the Caatinga biome, bears a high richness of highly adapted species, in all the domains of life [ 5 , 6 ].…”
Section: Introductionmentioning
confidence: 99%