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Development for Sustainable Agriculture free pdf Brazil has become one of today's major producers and net exporters of grain. This was achieved by converting barren land into one of the most productive agricultural regions in the world. Since the mid-1970s, the tropical savannah, known as the Cerrado, has been transformed into one of the world's largest grain-growing areas. Dr. Norman E. Borlaug, who received the Nobel Prize for his contribution to the Green Revolution, described Cerrado agriculture as 'one of the great achievements of agricultural science in the 20th century.' The transformation of the Cerrado is one of the crucial factors in Brazil's impressive poverty reduction, which has been achieved not only through job creation and socially inclusive growth but also through increasing food and nutrition security. Innovative technologies and institutions were introduced and developed to uphold environmental and ecological conservation. The experiences of the Cerrado initiative related in this book will be of great value to other developing countries struggling to attain food and nutrition security, to create value chains, employment and socially inclusive growth, and to achieve sustainable development.

About Akio Hosono

Akio Hosono is Adviser and former Director of the Japan International Cooperation Agency Research Institute (JICA-RI), Japan, and has been Japanese Ambassador to El Salvador since 2002. He is also a professor at the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies, Research Institute of Economics and Business Administration at Kobe University, and the Institute of Policy and Planning Sciences at the University of Tsukuba, Japan. Carlos Magno Campos da Rocha is former President of the Brazilian Research Corporation (EMBRAPA) and former General Director of the Cerrado Agricultural Research Center (CPAC) of EMBRAPA. He is currently General Director of the Fisheries and Aquaculture Center of EMBRAPA. He joined EMBRAPA soon after graduating from the Federal University of Vicosa, MG, Brazil. Yutaka Hongo is Senior Adviser at Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), Japan. He joined JICA in 1971 and was seconded to the Japan-Brazil Agricultural Promotion Company (CAMPO) as an Assistant Director during 1979-1983.

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Author : Akio Hosono
Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan
Data Published : 30 October 2015
ISBN : 1137431342
EAN : 9781137431349
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 288 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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