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How Can Petrobras Biocombustíveis Engage Small-Scale Farmers While Promoting Sustainability in Brazil?s Biodiesel Programme?

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  • Clovis Zapata


    (International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth)

  • Diego Vazquez-Brust


    (ESRC Centre for Business Relationships, Accountability, Sustainability and Society, Cardiff University)

  • José Plaza-Úbeda


    (University of Almeria)

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    Our research indicates that Petrobras Biocombustíveis can help alleviate poverty among small-scale family farmers by enhancing stakeholder integration into the Brazilian biodiesel programme. This corroborates numerous studies pointing out the importance of stakeholder networks (Rowley, 1997; Roloff, 2008), which can be particularly significant in programmes that aim to incorporate small-scale farmers into internationally driven markets. Petrobras Biocombustíveis needs to improve the involvement of such farmers, especially in the northeast of Brazil, by identifying and engaging representatives of economic and social arenas to form stakeholder networks. (?)

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    Paper provided by International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth in its series One Pager with number 119.

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    Date of creation: Oct 2010
    Publication status: Published by UNDP - International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth , October 2010, pages 1-1
    Handle: RePEc:ipc:opager:119
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