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Innovation with Spatial Impact: Sustainable Development of the Brazilian Cerrado

Editors: Hosono, Akio, Hamaguchi, Nobuaki, Bojanic, Alan (Eds.)

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  • Comprises a pioneering study on agricultural development of the Cerrado, Brazil’s tropical savanna, based on an analytical framework of spatial economics and related approaches
  • Reviews the Cerrado experience comprehensively as a model of sustainable and inclusive development, exploring relevant policy implications on the basis of solid evidence
  • Analyzes in depth the transformation of the Cerrado region, identifying critical factors such as transportation, supply chains, knowledge spillovers, environmental constraints, and urbanization
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This book is unique and original, constituting a pioneering study in the use of spatial economics and related analytical approaches to Brazil’s Cerrado agricultural development and the formation of agro-industrial value chains. This methodology is appropriate because Cerrado agriculture has been developed from scratch in a vast, previously barren area (204.7 million ha.) in which a spatial transformation has taken place. Until 40 years ago, this region, with its huge expanse of tropical savanna was believed to be unsuited to agriculture. Now, however, it has been transformed into an immense breadbasket,  contributing to the mitigation of global food shortages. It also has contributed to the inland development of Brazil, promoting urbanization with a higher living standard and modern production techniques. This book identifies critical factors that enabled the transformation of the Cerrado. To understand the process of agricultural development and the formation of agro-industrial value chains, spatial economics and related approaches are essential because the process involves spatial interactions such as transportation, supply chains, knowledge spillovers, environmental constraints, migration, and urbanization. The book demonstrates that the initial development of Cerrado agriculture was a genuine spatial transformation with contributions from pioneering producers, agribusinesses, and central and local governments, as well as through international cooperation. It also discusses agriculture and agro-industrial value chains focusing on inclusive and sustainable development, a major concern of the international community particularly in terms of the Sustainable Development Goals.


About the authors

Editors
Akio Hosono is Senior Research Adviser of Japan International Cooperation Agency Research Institute (JICA-RI). He holds a doctorate in economics from the University of Tokyo. He served as Vice-President at Tsukuba University in Tsukuba Science City, Japanese Ambassador to El Salvador, Professor at the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS) in Tokyo, Professor at the Research Institute of Economics and Business Administration, Kobe University, and Professor at the Institute of Policy and Planning Sciences, Tsukuba University. He became a Senior Advisor at JICA in 2007. He served as Director of JICA-RI from 2011 to 2013.

Nobuaki Hamaguchi is a professor at the Research Institute for Economics and Business Administration of Kobe University. He holds Ph.D. degree in Regional Science from the University of Pennsylvania. His research interests are in Latin American economy, economic integration in Asia-Pacific, and regional economic/industrial policies in Japan. He was a former president of Japan Society of Social Science on Latin America. As a program director and a faculty fellow of Japan’s Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry (RIETI), he organizes a research project on Japan’s regional economies.

Alan Bojanic, national of Bolivia, holds a Degree in Agricultural Engineering from the René Moreno University, a Diploma in Agricultural Economics, University of Reading and M.Sc. in Agricultural Economics, University of London. He has a Ph.D. in Environmental Economics, University of Utrecht and M.Sc. in Political Sciences, University of Costa Rica. From 1981-1990 he worked as Agricultural Economics Programme Officer, Deputy Director and Technical Director at the CIAT. From 1990-1993 he was Secretary of Environment of Bolivia. From 1995-1997, UNDP Adviser on Sustainable Development. In 2004, he was Executive Director of the National Service of Animal and Plant Health. He has also worked as consultant relating to agricultural technology transfer for international organizations, including the World Bank, USAID and UNICEF. In 1993 he was Viceminister of Forestry and Fisheries and in 2001 Viceminister of Agriculture of Bolivia. From 2010 to date he has been FAO Representative for Costa Rica, Chile and Brazil.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)
  • The Spatial Economics of Agricultural Development and the Formation of Agro-Industrial Value Chains: The Brazilian Cerrado

    Pages 1-17

    Hosono, Akio (et al.)

  • Economic and Social Impacts of Cerrado Agriculture: Transformation for Inclusive Growth Through Clusters and Value Chains

    Pages 19-68

    Hosono, Akio

  • Spatial Diffusion of the PRODECER Effects: A Macro-spatial Approach

    Pages 69-96

    Hamaguchi, Nobuaki

  • Development of the Cerrado Stimulated by the Value Chain of Soybeans

    Pages 97-135

    Mizobe, Tetsuo

  • Land Use Expansion in the Brazilian Cerrado

    Pages 137-162

    Sano, Edson Eyji

Buy this book

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Hardcover $119.99
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Softcover $84.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Innovation with Spatial Impact: Sustainable Development of the Brazilian Cerrado
Editors
  • Akio Hosono
  • Nobuaki Hamaguchi
  • Alan Bojanic
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
JICA Research Institute
eBook ISBN
978-981-13-6182-1
DOI
10.1007/978-981-13-6182-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-13-6181-4
Softcover ISBN
978-981-13-6184-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 192
Number of Illustrations
24 b/w illustrations, 47 illustrations in colour
Additional Information
Jointly published with JICA Research Institute, Tokyo, Japan
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