Biotechnology and Developing Country Agriculture [E-Book]: Maize in Brazil / Bernardo Sorj and John Wilkinson
Sorj, Bernardo.
Wilkinson, John.
Paris : OECD Publishing, 1990
57 p. ; 21 x 29.7cm.
OECD Development Centre Working Papers ; 17
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With annual production averaging over 20 million metric tons, Brazil is the second largest developing country producer of maize (after China) and the third largest in the world. This report analyses development and dissemination of maize research and technology in Brazil from a socio-economic and politico-institutional perspective. It concentrates therefore on agents and factors which influence development of research and its productive application.The report is in two parts. First it describes the role of maize in the Brazilian economy - the main characteristics of its production, marketing and consumption, together with relevant sectoral policies and regulation of seed production. Then it analyses the development of maize research and technology in Brazil, identifying the main agents involved and possible future developments in the light of the introduction of biotechnologies.As an Appendix, the authors review development of biotechnologies in Brazil.Many people have ...