257 pages, 25 b/w illustrations, 14 b/w maps, 19 tables
Brazil has become one of today's major producers and net exporters of grains. This was achieved by converting barren land into one of the most productive agricultural regions in the world. Since the mid-1970s, the tropical savanna, known as Cerrado, has been transformed into one of the world's largest grain-growing areas. The transformation of Cerrado is one of the crucial factors that enabled Brazil's impressive poverty reduction both through generating jobs and inclusive growth as well as through increasing food and nutrition security. Innovative technologies and institutions were introduced and developed to uphold environmental and ecological conservation. The experiences of the Cerrado related in Development for Sustainable Agriculture will be of great value to contemporary developing countries struggling to attain food and nutrition security, value chains, employment and inclusive growth, and sustainable development.
Forewords; Akihiko Tanaka and Alysson Paulinelli
Introduction; Akio Hosono, Carlos Magno Campos da Rocha and Yutaka Hongo
PART I: DEVELOPMENT OF CERRADO AGRICULTURE
1. Technological Innovation That Made Cerrado Agriculture Possible: Preparatory to Establishment Periods; Akio Hosono and Yutaka Hongo
2. PRODECER Sets Agricultural Development in the Cerrado on Track: From Establishment to Early Development Periods of Cerrado Agriculture; Akio Hosono and Yutaka Hongo Development of Cerrado Agriculture: The Path to Becoming a Major Global Breadbasket; Akio Hosono and Yutaka Hongo
3. Stable Food Supply and Inclusive Development with Value Chains: The Impact of Cerrado Development; Akio Hosono and Yutaka Hongo
4. Cerrado Agriculture and the Environment; Akio Hosono and Yutaka Hongo
PART II: TECHNOLOGICAL AND INSTITUTIONAL INNOVATIONS THAT ENABLED SUSTAINABLE CERRADO AGRICULTURE
5. Embrapa: Institution Building and Technological Innovations Required for Cerrado Agriculture; Eliseu Alves
6. CPAC-JICA International Cooperation: A Model for an R&D System for Tropical Agriculture; Elmar Wagner, Wenceslau J. Goedert and Carlos Magno Campos da Rocha
7. Environment-Friendly Land Use of Cerrado; Edson Eyji Sano
8. PRODECER: An Innovative International Cooperation Program; Roberto Rodrigues
9. CAMPO's performance in PRODECER: A successful 'Coordination' model for agricultural development; Emiliano Pereira Botelho
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Akio Hosono is Director of the Japan International Cooperation Agency Research Institute (JICA-RI), Japan, and Ambassador of Japan in El Salvador since 2002. He is also a professor at the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies, Research Institute of Economics and Business Administration at Kobe University, and the Institute of Policy and Planning Sciences at the University of Tsukuba, Japan.
Carlos Magno Campos da Rocha is President of the Brazilian Research Corporation (Embrapa) and General Director of the Cerrado Agricultural Research Center (CPAC), Brazil. He joined Embrapa soon after graduating from the Federal University of Vicosa, Brazil.
Yutaka Hongo is Senior Adviser at JICA-RI, Brazil. Previously, he worked for the Japan Emigration Service and as an Assistant Director for the Japan-Brazil Agricultural Promotion Company (CAMPO) before joining the JICA-RI office in Brazil in 1986.
- Elseu Alves
- Elmar Wagner
- Wenceslau J. Goedert
- Edson Eyji Sano
- Roberto Rodriguez
- Emiliano Pereira Botelho