Brazil

Recent Scholarly Publications

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Water and Agriculture in Africa: The politics of the belly or the politics of the mirror?

May 2013

The water and agriculture glass in Africa is half-empty: Africa has failed to develop its massive water resources and failed to achieve agricultural growth.

Simulated hydroclimatic impacts of projected Brazilian sugarcane expansion

March 2013

Sugarcane area is currently expanding in Brazil, largely in response to domestic and international demand for sugar-based ethanol.

Land institutions and supply chain configurations as determinants of soybean planted area and yields in Brazil

October 2012

Soybean production has become a significant force for economic development in Brazil.

The Global Costs of American Ethanol

October 2011

World leaders are focused on agricultural supply data, insurance schemes and speculation as they try to quell volatility in global food markets.

Sugar and Ethanol Production as a Rural Development Strategy in Brazil: Evidence from the State of São Paulo

June 2011

Sugar and ethanol production are key components of Brazil's rural development and energy strategies, yet in recent years sugar production has been widely criticized for its environmental and labor...

Direct Impacts on Local Climate of Sugarcane Expansion in Brazil

April 2011

The increasing global demand for biofuels will require conversion of conventional agricultural or natural ecosystems.

Agriculture in Brazil: Impacts, Costs, and Opportunities for a Sustainable Future

December 2010

Brazil has developed a large-scale commercial agricultural system, recognized worldwide for its role in domestic economic growth and expanding exports.

Brazilian Law: Full Speed in Reverse?

July 2010

Is it possible to combine modern tropical agriculture with environmental conservation?

Our Daily Bread: Without public investment, the food crisis will only get worse

September 2008

During the eighteen months after January 2007, cereal prices doubled, setting off a world food crisis. In the United States, rising food prices have been a pocketbook annoyance.

International trade in meat - The tip of the pork chop

December 2007

This paper provides an original account of global land, water and nitrogen use in support of industrialized livestock production and trade, with emphasis on two of the fastest growing sectors, pork...