Climate and Cropping Patterns in Brazil

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June 2016
Paper author(s): 
Mark D. Brusberg
Topic: 
Agricultural - Natural Resource Economics
Year: 
2016

Brazilian agricultural production has increased over the past 25 years, largely due to a significant shift toward farming in central Brazil and the northeastern interior. One of the main benefits to this migration is a reduction in the percent of acreage in drought‐prone areas.  Another benefit has been the ability of farmers in the Center‐West Region to expand the production of second‐crop corn.

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