Innovation, Agricultural Productivity and Sustainability in Brazil

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Agriculture and the agro-processing sector in Brazil have shown impressive growth over the past two decades. This has largely been driven by productivity improvements and structural adjustment resulting from broad economic reforms, as well as new technologies developed by agricultural science. Government policy and industry initiatives are increasingly focused on the sustainability of agricultural development.



Brazilian agricultural policy: Structural change, sustainability and innovation

This chapter provides an overview of domestic and trade agricultural measures, outlining those that support credit and environmental practices, and the development of bio-products. It also reports trends on the level and composition of support, and discusses the likely impact of agricultural policy measures on structural change, environmental performance and innovation in the sector.



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