This study aimed to evaluate social and environmental aspects of family farming at Cacoal City, Rondonia State, in Brazil. This is applied in non-experimental (descriptive) research. Questionnaire was designed as the main tool of the study. Eleven (11) semi-structured interviews were conducted with family farmers from eleven cooperative associations. Quantitative and qualitative approaches were employed in the scientific research, using a questionnaire consisting of twenty four questions that sought to evaluate environmental aspects of the sample of family farmers. It was concluded that agriculture continues to be basis of the local development and rurality model found in the Western Amazon Brazil.
Key words: Social and environmental, family farming, Western Amazon.
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