The Economics and Organization of Brazilian Agriculture

The Economics and Organization of Brazilian Agriculture: Recent Evolution and Productivity Gains presents insights on Brazilian agriculture and its impressive gains in productivity and international competitiveness, also providing insightful examples for global policymakers. In Brazil, as in many countries, many economists and policymakers believe that agriculture is a traditional, low-tech sector that crowds out the development of other economic sectors and the country. This book shows that this anti-agriculture bias is ill-informed, and with population growth, rising incomes, urbanization and diet changes – especially in developing countries like China and India – on the rise, the demand for food is expected to double in the next 40 years. Brazil has the natural resources, technology and management systems in place to benefit from this expected growth in food consumption and trade. Through real-world examples, the book shows how other low-latitude countries with tropical climate and soils like Brazil – especially in sub-Saharan Africa – can benefit from the agricultural technology, production, and management systems developed in Brazil. Case studies in each of three key categories, including technology, resource management, and effective government programs provide valuable insights into effective decision-making to maximize the effect of each. Provides important and practical insights into achievable agricultural options via case studies Addresses the use of natural resources, technological advances, and management systems to create viable, adaptive economic growth Applies lessons learned in Brazil to improving both economic and ecological resource-sustainable agriculture for other regions and countries

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  • Author : Fabio Chaddad
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Pages : 178 pages
  • ISBN : 0128018070
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The Economics and Organization of Brazilian Agriculture

The Economics and Organization of Brazilian Agriculture
  • Author : Fabio Chaddad
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release : 11 September 2015
GET THIS BOOKThe Economics and Organization of Brazilian Agriculture

The Economics and Organization of Brazilian Agriculture: Recent Evolution and Productivity Gains presents insights on Brazilian agriculture and its impressive gains in productivity and international competitiveness, also providing insightful examples for global policymakers. In Brazil, as in many countries, many economists and policymakers believe that agriculture is a traditional, low-tech sector that crowds out the development of other economic sectors and the country. This book shows that this anti-agriculture bias is ill-informed, and with population growth, rising incomes, urbanization and

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The Routledge Handbook of Waste, Resources and the Circular Economy
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 28 December 2020
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The Handbook introduces, contextualises, critiques, and discusses a range of perspectives associated with the concept of the circular economy. These perspectives span an array of subjects including economics, environmental policymaking, sociology, environmental science, environmental and industrial engineering, management, international development, and human geography. A fundamental underpinning of the Handbook is that it takes account of a wide range of sectors, as well as geographical perspectives that incorporate both a Global North and Global South world context. This approach is crucial

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  • Author : Herbert S. Klein,Francisco Vidal Luna
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 13 December 2018
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Feeding the World documents the emergence of Brazil as an agricultural powerhouse during the second half of the twentieth century.

Biofuels and Food Security

Biofuels and Food Security
  • Author : Tatsuji Koizumi
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 03 May 2014
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Examining the relationship between biofuels and food security, this book presents an economic analysis of the competition between biofuels and food. It covers the historical and current situation of biofuels and food security in Brazil, China, Japan, USA, EU, Thailand, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines and other countries. Furthermore it demonstrates that not only feedstock of agricultural product-based biofuels, but also cellulose-based biofuels can compete with food-related demand and agricultural resources. The issue of whether this competition is good or bad

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  • Author : Andrea Cattaneo
  • Publisher : Intl Food Policy Res Inst
  • Release : 20 September 2021
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Since the 1970s, federal policies promoting migration and encouraging agricultural development of large farms, logging, and ranching have led to the deforestation of vast areas of the Amazon rainforest.Though these policies have largely been replaced, deforestation continues. What effects do current macroeconomic and regional policies and events have on deforestation and on the well-being of settlers on the agricultural frontier? This report identifies the links between the agriculture and logging sectors in the Amazon, economic growth, poverty alleviation, and

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  • Author : Jill L. Caviglia
  • Publisher : Edward Elgar Pub
  • Release : 20 September 1999
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Caviglia (economics, Salisbury State University) explores the relationship between land use choices of small-scale farmers and the rate of deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon. She analyzes why sustainable agriculture has not been more widely adopted in the region and offers policy prescriptions to address this problem. She uses original case studies of farms in the area to estimate the probability of the adoption of sustainable agriculture and, once the adoption decision has been made, the intensity of adoption. Annotation copyrighted

Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology

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  • Author : Wallace C. Olsen
  • Publisher : Cornell University Press
  • Release : 20 September 1991
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The first of an eight-volume series, The Literature of the Agricultural Sciences, this book analyzes the trends in the published literature of agricultural economics and rural sociology during the past fifty years. It uses citation analysis and other bibliometric techniques to identify the primary journals, report series, and monographs of current importance to the developed industrial countries as well as those in the Third World.

The Economic Impact of Public Support to Agriculture

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  • Author : Virgil Ball,Roberto Fanfani,Luciano Gutierrez
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 27 July 2010
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Despite a gradual and sustained decline in the contribution of agriculture to the economies of the member countries of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), the sector remains socially and politically important. Although agriculture accounts for less than 2% of the gross domestic product of the OECD countries, it occupies over 35% of their total land area. Predominantly rural regions, where agriculture remains particularly important, contain almost one quarter of the population of OECD countries. The past quarter century has

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  • Author : Antonio M. Buainain,Rodrigo Lanna,Zander Navarro
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 20 May 2019
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In the last few decades, Brazilian agriculture has experienced a seismic transformation, and its contradictory facets have fed different and opposing narratives regarding recent changes. This book covers these changes, exploring the issues from several empirical and analytical angles, including the role of agriculture in the contemporary Brazilian economy, the dynamics of Brazilian agricultural value chains, environmental challenges and the processes of social differentiation. Brazilian agriculture continues to be viewed in the international literature, either through the lenses of the

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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 20 December 2018
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First published in 1997, this volume reflects concern about the environmental impact of modern agricultural practices, agriculture's increasing reliance on non-renewable resources, and the long-term productivity of high external-input agricultural systems which has prompted a number of initiatives to promote the adoption and diffusion of more sustainable technologies. For these interventions to be effective, they should be based on an understanding of what induces the producer to switch from conventional to alternative practices. This book provides a review on the determinants

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  • Author : Bruce L. Gardner,Gordon C. Rausser,Prabhu L. Pingali,Robert Evenson
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 20 September 2021
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Annotation The subject matter of agricultural economics has both broadened and deepened in recent years, and the chapters of this Handbook present the most exciting and innovative work being done today. Following Volume 1, Volume 2 consists of three parts: 'Agriculture, Natural Resources and the Environment', 'Agriculture in the Macroeconomy' and 'Agriculture and Food Policy'. Although agricultural economists have always paid attention to these topics, research devoted to them has increased substantially in scope as well as depth in recent years.