Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/146659
Authors: 
Vieira Filho, José Eustáquio Ribeiro
Year of Publication: 
2016
Series/Report no.: 
Texto para Discussão, Instituto de Pesquisa Econômica Aplicada (IPEA) 2223
Abstract (Translated): 
The agricultural frontier is expanding in the direction of Brazilian Cerrado (about 22% of the country surface), mainly due to the intensive use of knowledge and technology. This study intends to do a regional economic analysis and calculate indicators that can measure the dynamics of productive spatial. Furthermore, it will be investigated the dimension of technology in the ability to save scarce resources. The expansion of grain and livestock farming is shown in the central of Brazil, including Matopiba region and the border in Amazon. It will be presented a diagnosis of this expansion, a land-saving effect analysis and the main logistical bottlenecks related to economic growth.
Subjects: 
agricultural frontier
technology
infrastructure
logistics
JEL: 
Q16
R12
R42
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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