Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/90990
Authors: 
dos Santos, Gesmar Rosa
Filho, José Eustáquio Ribeiro Vieira
Year of Publication: 
2012
Series/Report no.: 
Texto para Discussão, Instituto de Pesquisa Econômica Aplicada (IPEA) 1740
Abstract (Translated): 
This study addresses the structural heterogeneity and production of Brazilian agriculture. Economic indicators of labor productivity, specialization and income concentration in agriculture are analyzed. The structural heterogeneity can be evidenced through the persistence of economic differences that hinder economic development inclusive. The central objective is discussing the structural and productive issues that lead to heterogeneity in agriculture. We show a high specialization and concentration of income in a few group of products and resources that affect sustainable development of the sector in its various dimensions. When analyszed from the standpoint of structural heterogeneity, public policies have been failures in both themes: diffusion of technology to producers as well as the incentive to gain in scale. Interregional disparities also highlight some weaknesses of the majority of producers, as well as their different trajectory of agricultural production.
Subjects: 
heterogeneity
productivity
specialization and concentration
JEL: 
Q10
Q12
Q16
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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