Thumbnail Image

Brazil country fact sheet on food and agriculture policy trends

Food and Agriculture Policy Decision Analysis (FAPDA) - FAO






Also available in:
No results found.

Related items

Showing items related by metadata.

  • Thumbnail Image
    Book (stand-alone)
    Fertilizer use by crop in Brazil 2004
    Also available in:
    No results found.

    Brazil is the world’s largest producer of coffee, sugar cane and citrus and is the world’s second largest producer of soybeans. Agricultural production has increased more than threefold during the past 30 years and the use of mineral fertilizers has increased correspondingly. Multidisciplinary agricultural research has permitted a major agricultural development of the Cerrado region, once considered to be marginal for agriculture. Advanced production techniques are used to produce the major expo rt crops. No-till systems are currently applied on almost 40 percent of the grain crop area. While yield levels of the major export crops are good, the average yields of food crops for domestic consumption are low. Most of the numerous small-scale, often subsistence, farmers use little or no fertilizers. Rural poverty is a major problem in some regions of Brazil and could be alleviated by improved agricultural productivity.
  • Thumbnail Image
    Document
    FAO Fact Sheets: Input for the WTO Ministerial Meeting in Cancún 2003
    Also available in:

    For the WTO Ministerial meeting in Cancún, Mexico, FAO has produced fifteen briefings on trade issues critical to developing countries in the current negotiations. Their purpose is to provide basic facts and issues relating to agriculture, fisheries and forestry. They cover facts and issues especially important for Least Developing Countries (LDC) and Net Food Importing Developing Countries (NFIDC), but also for other Developing Countries for which exports in these sectors are critical to their economies. Issues covered include the increasing food-import reliance of many developing countries, the growth of food imports and food import bills, special safeguard provisions and import surges and identifying special products for differential treatment in the trade agreement. The issues include those which concern exports, such as tariff escalation and tariff preferences, non-tariff trade barriers, as well as the importance of certain export products such as fruits and vegetables, cotton, a nd sugar. The fact sheets also outline special agricultural concerns in respect of trade-related intellectual property rights (TRIPS). Key words: tariff, tariff preferences, tariff escalation, import bills, non-tariff barriers, TRIPS, special safeguards, developing countries, Least Developed Countries, Net Food Importing Developing Countries, WTO, Doha Development Round, Cancun Ministerial, Sugar, Cotton, Fruits and Vegetables, agricultural trade.
  • Thumbnail Image
    Brochure, flyer, fact-sheet
    Save and Grow Farming Systems Fact Sheet - 7 2015
    Also available in:
    No results found.

    The seventh fact sheet in the Save and Grow series presents the key points and benefits of rotation maize-legume systems. Maize-legume systems usually produce less maize than monoculture, but provide higher economic returns. Generally, rotations provide better yields and higher profits than maize-legume intercropping.Higher land productivity makes maize-legume systems especially suitable for smallholders. One hectare of soybeans fixes 22 kg of nitrogen, produces 2.5 tonnes of forage, and reduces Striga infestations.

Users also downloaded

Showing related downloaded files

No results found.