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Tropical Agriculture in Latin America

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  • Saravia-Matus, Silvia L.
  • Gomez y Paloma, Sergio

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In a world of environmental limits, sustainable and productive agriculture is crucial to foster socioeconomic development and food security, primarily in low income economies. The purpose of this paper is to examine the challenges and potential opportunities for Latin American countries which are characterised by tropical agriculture and (semi)subsistence farming. Policy support based on institutional coordination, investment in tropic-specific agricultural technology and the promotion of joint private- public initiatives are evaluated and identified as key factors to increase agricultural development.

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Paper provided by International Association of Agricultural Economists in its series 2012 Conference, August 18-24, 2012, Foz do Iguacu, Brazil with number 125439.

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Handle: RePEc:ags:iaae12:125439

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Keywords: tropical agriculture; latin america; extension services; innovation strategies; Agribusiness; Agricultural and Food Policy; Crop Production/Industries; Farm Management; Q16 - R&D; Agricultural Technology; Biofuels; Agricultural Extension Services Q17 - Agriculture in International Trade Q18 - Agricultural Policy; Food Policy;

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