The Economics and Organization of Brazilian Agriculture Book

The Economics and Organization of Brazilian Agriculture


  • Author : Fabio Chaddad
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2015-09-18
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 178
  • ISBN 10 : 0128016957

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The Economics and Organization of Brazilian Agriculture Excerpt :

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

The Economics and Organization of Brazilian Agriculture Book

The Economics and Organization of Brazilian Agriculture


  • Author : Fabio Chaddad
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2015-09-11
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 178
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128018071

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The Economics and Organization of Brazilian Agriculture Excerpt :

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

Non traditional Agriculture and Economic Development Book

Non traditional Agriculture and Economic Development


  • Author : Anthony B. Soskin
  • Publisher : Praeger Pub Text
  • Release Date : 1988
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 159
  • ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105038451303

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Non-Traditional Agriculture and Economic Development identifies the implications of Brazilian economic development of government support for rapid growth of non-traditional agricultural crops such as soybeans. The volume established a framework for the study of these implications via analyses of: objectives of the Brazilian government in the period 1964-1982; agricultural policies and the policy instruments put into place to achieve these objectives; micro and macro impacts upon the relevant sectors of the economy; importance of soybean expansion upon Brazil's foreigh trade. Finally, the author links the Brazilian experience to some of the classical theories of economic development. He concludes that the considerable success in rapid expansion of the soybean crop has not been without drawbacks, in particular: growth at the expense of traditional staple crops and reliance upon imported technologies.

Agricultural Development in Brazil Book

Agricultural Development in Brazil


  • Author : Antonio M. Buainain
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2019-05-20
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 290
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351029728

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Agricultural Development in Brazil Excerpt :

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 past century – those of former problems relating to land use and land tenure – or apologetically. This collection of essays aims at updating the current interpretations, providing objective accounting of the main transformations, its determinants, results, contradictions and limitations. As it covers the most relevant traits of Brazilian agricultural and rural development, the book will provide the reader with an encompassing view of contemporary Brazilian agriculture, including the positive and negative sides of the so-called tropical agriculture revolution. It highlights the tremendous economic potential as well as the continuing structural heterogeneity, concentration of production and marginalization of millions of small farmers. Written in an engaging and accessible style, this book will be perfect for all those interested in learning about Brazilian agriculture. It will be of particular interest to undergraduate and graduate students of economic development, agricultural economics, rural sociology, comparative economic development, rural development and agricultural policies.

Feeding the World Book

Feeding the World


  • Author : Herbert S. Klein
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2019
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 473
  • ISBN 10 : 9781108473095

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Feeding the World documents the emergence of Brazil as an agricultural powerhouse during the second half of the twentieth century.

The Routledge Handbook of Waste  Resources and the Circular Economy Book

The Routledge Handbook of Waste Resources and the Circular Economy


  • Author : Terry Tudor
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2020-12-28
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 444
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000259636

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The Routledge Handbook of Waste Resources and the Circular Economy Excerpt :

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 because it is only within such a holistic perspective that the circular economy concept can truly be examined. In addition, these issues are examined both from a theoretical as well as a practical perspective, using real-world case studies for illustration. Given its wide subject, sectoral, and geographical areas of focus, the Handbook should be of value not only for those undertaking research in the field of circular economy, but also stakeholders involved in policymaking, as well as decision-making on the front line.

Sustainable Agriculture and the Environment in the Humid Tropics Book

Sustainable Agriculture and the Environment in the Humid Tropics


  • Author : National Research Council
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release Date : 1993-02-01
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 721
  • ISBN 10 : 9780309047494

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Sustainable Agriculture and the Environment in the Humid Tropics Excerpt :

Rainforests are rapidly being cleared in the humid tropics to keep pace with food demands, economic needs, and population growth. Without proper management, these forests and other natural resources will be seriously depleted within the next 50 years. Sustainable Agriculture and the Environment in the Humid Tropics provides critically needed direction for developing strategies that both mitigate land degradation, deforestation, and biological resource losses and help the economic status of tropical countries through promotion of sustainable agricultural practices. The book includes: A practical discussion of 12 major land use options for boosting food production and enhancing local economies while protecting the natural resource base. Recommendations for developing technologies needed for sustainable agriculture. A strategy for changing policies that discourage conserving and managing natural resources and biodiversity. Detailed reports on agriculture and deforestation in seven tropical countries.

Trade Negotiations in Agriculture Book

Trade Negotiations in Agriculture


  • Author : University of Calgary. Latin American Research Centre
  • Publisher : University of Calgary Press
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 247
  • ISBN 10 : 9781552381571

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In the current age of globalization, collaboration between nations is paramount. In September 2003, a group of academics, government officials, and business leaders gathered at the University of Calgary under the auspices of its Latin American Research Centre (LARC) to discuss issues related to international trade negotiations in agriculture. This innovative undertaking, which was a collaborative effort of York University, the University of Western Ontario, L'Université du Québec à Montréal, and the University of Calgary, had one main objective: to identify trade issues common to Canada and Brazil and to formulate possible plans for co-operation and coalition-building. Trade Negotiations in Agriculture: A Future Common Agenda for Brazil and Canada? is one result of this highly successful conference. This collection highlights some of the outstanding contributions from conference participants and provides useful background information for those who want to learn more about these important international economic issues.With Contributions by:Eugene BealieuShenjie ChenJames D. GaisfordAnnette HesterGrant E. IssacMario Q.M. JalesMarcos S. JankFlorencia JubanyJane H. KelleyWillima A. KerrLaura J. LoppacherJames D. RudeEstela TavaresMay T. Yeung

Agriculture and Industry in Brazil Book

Agriculture and Industry in Brazil


  • Author : Albert Fishlow
  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • Release Date : 2020-08-04
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 9780231549523

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Agriculture and Industry in Brazil is a study of the economics of Brazilian agriculture and industry, with a special focus on the importance of innovation to productivity growth. Albert Fishlow and José Eustáquio Ribeiro Vieira Filho examine technological change in Brazil, highlighting the role of public policy in building institutions and creating an innovation-oriented environment. Fishlow and Vieira Filho tackle the theme of innovation from various angles. They contrast the relationship between state involvement and the private sector in key parts of the Brazilian economy and compare agricultural expansion with growth in the oil and aviation sectors. Fishlow and Vieira Filho argue that modern agriculture is a knowledge-intensive industry and its success in Brazil stems from public institution building. They demonstrate how research has played a key role in productivity growth, showing how prudent innovation policies can leverage knowledge not only within a particular company but also across whole sectors of the economy. The book discusses whether and how Brazil can serve as a model for other middle-income countries eager to achieve higher growth and a more egalitarian distribution of income. An important contribution to comparative, international, and development economics, Agriculture and Industry in Brazil shows how the public success in agriculture became a prototype for advance elsewhere.

Managing Organizations for Sustainable Development in Emerging Countries Book

Managing Organizations for Sustainable Development in Emerging Countries


  • Author : Angappa Gunasekaran
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2017-10-02
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317529392

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Managing Organizations for Sustainable Development in Emerging Countries Excerpt :

Managing Organizations for Sustainable Development in Emerging Countries focuses on the main challenges and opportunities of managing firms and emerging economies in the light of sustainable development. One of the key questions of sustainable development is how organizations from developing countries are achieving their economic goals while considering, simultaneously, environmental issues like conservation of natural resources, eco-efficiency, biodiversity conservation, and climate-change mitigation. These questions are relevant for government, industry, and urban sustainability. However, in the modern literature that discusses organizational management for sustainable development, few studies focus on the reality of organizations from emerging countries. Moreover, changing environmental legislation in emerging countries (such as China and Brazil) will affect organizational managers. In this context, this book may contribute to organizational management in the search for more sustainable organizations, as well as deal with the challenges of managing organizations in the context of increased social problems, degradation of natural resources, loss of biodiversity, and climate change. This book was published as a special issue of the International Journal of Sustainable Development & World Ecology.

The Oxford Handbook of the Brazilian Economy Book

The Oxford Handbook of the Brazilian Economy


  • Author : Edmund Amann
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2018-08-01
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 864
  • ISBN 10 : 9780190600006

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The Oxford Handbook of the Brazilian Economy Excerpt :

Brazil is a globally vital but troubled economy. This volume offers comprehensive insight into Brazil's economic development, focusing on its most salient characteristics and analyzing its structural features across various dimensions. This innovative Oxford Handbook provides an understanding of the economy's evolution over time and highlights the implications of the past trajectory and decisions for current challenges and opportunities. The opening section covers the country's economic history, beginning with the colonial economy, through import-substitution, to the era of neoliberalism. Second, it analyses Brazil's broader place in the global economy, and considers the ways in which this role has changed, and is likely to change, over coming years. Particular attention is given to the productive sectors of Brazil's economy, for example manufacturing, agriculture, services, energy, and infrastructure. In addition to discussions of regional differences within Brazil, socio-economic dimensions are examined. These include income distribution, human capital, environmental issues, and health. Also included is a discussion of Brazil in the world economy, such as the increase in "South-South" cooperation and trade as well as foreign direct investment. Last but not least is a discussion of the role of the Brazilian state in the economy, whether through state enterprises, competition policy, or corruption.

Policy For Agricultural Research Book

Policy For Agricultural Research


  • Author : Vernon W Ruttan
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2019-05-28
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 558
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000306477

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The contributors to this volume, based on the Agriculture Research Seminars held annually at the University of Minnesota, examine the role of government, multinationals, and the emerging private sector (in both domestic and international contexts) in determining agricultural research policy.

2012 Global Food Policy Report Book

2012 Global Food Policy Report


  • Author : International Food Policy Research Institute
  • Publisher : Intl Food Policy Res Inst
  • Release Date : 2013
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 130
  • ISBN 10 : 9780896295537

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This 2012 Global Food Policy Report is the second in an annual series that provides an in-depth look at major food policy developments and events. Initiated in response to resurgent interest in food security, the series offers a yearly overview of the food policy developments that have contributed to or hindered progress in food and nutrition security. It reviews what happened in food policy and why, examines key challenges and opportunities, shares new evidence and knowledge, and highlights emerging issues. In 2012, world food security remained vulnerable. While talk about hunger and malnutrition was plentiful, it remains to be seen whether current and past commitments to invest in agriculture, food security, and nutrition will be met. New data from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations suggest that the world will fall short of achieving the first Millennium Development Goal of halving the prevalence of undernutrition by 2015. Translating commitments into action is thus even more urgent.