Texto para Discussão, Instituto de Pesquisa Econômica Aplicada (IPEA) 2028
The paper strives to analyze the macroeconomic aspects related to agriculture and conjectural changes in recent years. In particular we analyze on the relationship between rural credit and sector performance characterizing some innovations of the period. With respect to family farming, the credit is the main policy but its role is still very timid in the segment with the aggravating factor that the rules established by Pronaf led to misfocusing. Although funding has advanced in the past decade this progress is relative and does not account for the increasing multifunctionality of family farming establishments.