Food and Fuel

The example of Brazil

Authors: Fava Neves, M., Junqueira Alves Pinto, M., Conejero, M.A., Trombin, V.G.

  • A contribution of the authors to the food - fuel debate
  • Explores the example of Brazil?s agricultural sector and the basics of the sugar cane chain
  • Helps us to understand Brazilian agribusiness and sugar cane economics from various perspectives
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This book is a contribution of the authors to the food - fuel debate.
During 2007 and 2008 several factors led to the food inflation problem: growing population, income distribution, urbanization, biofuel, social programs, production scarcity etc.. Biofuel got most of the blame for food inflation but its responsibility was only limited.
There are several possibilities of solving the food inflation problem that are discussed this book. It explores the example of Brazil’s agricultural sector, where a quiet revolution occurred in the last 15 years. This development is leading to Brazil becoming one of the largest food exporters globally. This position will strengthen as an additional 100 million hectares becomes available for crop development.
The second part of the book explores the basics of the sugar cane chain. Sugar cane occupies less than 2% of Brazilian arable land and supplies 50% of Brazilian car fuel. In 2010 Brazil produced 53% of the world’s sugar. Sugar cane produces sugar, ethanol (used as car fuel), biogases that are used to co-generate electricity and other by-products.
Biofuel is a booming industry. New technologies allow production of diesel and other fuels from cane. Sugar cane ethanol is the only renewable fuel that can currently compete with gasoline. Coca Cola just launched the plastic bottle with sugar cane plastic. This book helps us to understand Brazilian agribusiness and sugar cane economics from various perspectives e.g. international investments, sustainability, future trends and the strategic plan for the Brazilian industry.

Table of contents (5 chapters)

  • The need for food and fuel production and the role of Brazilian agribusiness

    Neves, Marcos Fava (et al.)

    Pages 13-39

  • The sugar-energy value chain in Brazil

    Neves, Marcos Fava (et al.)

    Pages 41-69

  • Strategic plan for the sugar-energy value chain in Brazil

    Neves, Marcos Fava (et al.)

    Pages 71-105

  • An overview of FDI in the sugar-energy sector in Brazil and lessons learned

    Neves, Marcos Fava (et al.)

    Pages 107-126

  • Concluding remarks - FDI: suggestions for regulations, public policies, and incentives

    Neves, Marcos Fava (et al.)

    Pages 127-136

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Food and Fuel
Book Subtitle
The example of Brazil
Authors
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Wageningen Academic Publishers
Copyright Holder
Wageningen Academic Publishers
eBook ISBN
978-90-8686-721-9
DOI
10.3920/978-90-8686-721-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Illustrations and Tables
26 b/w illustrations
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