Agricultural Development in Brazil

The Rise of a Global Agro-food Power

Agricultural Development in Brazil

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.

Handbook of the International Political Economy of Agriculture and Food

Handbook of the International Political Economy of Agriculture and Food

This book tackles the central question of the political and structural changes and characteristics that govern agriculture and food. Original contributions explore this highly globalized economic sector by analyzing salient geographical regions and sub

Analyzing Public Policies in Latin America

A Cognitive Approach

Analyzing Public Policies in Latin America

This book gathers together papers that present research on public policies in Latin America, all of which adopt a cognitive approach. This theoretical framework is based on the analysis of public policy from a cognitive and normative perspective; more specifically, through the concepts of paradigm, frame of reference and advocacy coalition. In this sense, the main questions posed here are: what paradigms have Latin American public policies followed lately? How have the paradigms responded to ...

Agrarian Questions

The Politics of Farming Anno, 1995 : Proceedings

Agrarian Questions


Agricultura, meio ambiente e sustentabilidade do cerrado brasileiro

Agricultura, meio ambiente e sustentabilidade do cerrado brasileiro

Economia e ecologia; Environmental Competition: a global perspective; A questao economica da questao ambiental; Desenvolvimento rural nos paises desenvolvidos e no Brasil; Las politicas de desrrollo rural; Agricultura e capitalismo na Europa do sul; O novo rural brasileiro; Perpectivas nacionais do desenvolvimento rural; Questoes de sustentabilidade nos grandes ecossistemas brasileiros; O desenvolvimento sustentavel da Amazonia; Sistema agroalimentar no cerrado brasileiro: caminhando para o caos?; Pantanal: notas sobre o desenvolvimento economico e ambiental; Sistema agroalimentar nos cerrados; Agroindustria e sustentabilidade; Agricultura familiar nos cerrados da regiao de Monte Carmelo e a questao da sustentabilidade; Contribuicao metodologica para estudos ambientais integrados nos cerrados; Os indicadores geomorfologicos e o desenvolvimento sustentavel nas area de cerrado; O papel dos recursos hidricos na sustentabilidade do sistema agroalimentar no dominio dos cerrados do Brasil central; Estudo de caso: a Bacia do medio/baixo Paranaiba no Estado de Minas Gerais; Meio ambiente e representacao de interesses; Actores sociales y politica agroambiental en la union europea;Meio ambiente e representacao de interesses na agricultura do cerrado mineiro; A questao da sustentabilidade da agricultura nos cerrados.

The Economic Theory of Agricultural Land Tenure

The Economic Theory of Agricultural Land Tenure

Employs a neo-classical approach, paying particular attention to the nature of institutional arrangements and particular forms of property rights, to the economic theory of agricultural land tenure. Also provides a review of the treatment of land by the Physiocrats and Classical economists.

American Farmers

The New Minority

American Farmers