EXPANSION OF AGRICULTURAL AREAS IN BRAZIL FROM 1994 TO 2013: SOYBEANS VERSUS CORN VERSUS COTTON

Rogerio Edivaldo Freitas

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The objective of this article was to map disparities in the increases of agricultural areas in the Brazilian mesoregions between 1994 and 2013; particularly the levels of concentration of soybeans, corn, and cotton. The methodological approach included Cluster procedures and locational Gini coefficients. The results highlighted a frontier line identified in the central-northwest area of Brazil. As for the crops, a more concentrated expansion of the agricultural area dedicated to cotton was verified in the selected mesoregions. This expansion was less concentrated in soybeans and even less concentrated in corn.

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Agricultura; uso de solo; safras; análise de cluster; Brasil

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Organizações Rurais & Agroindustriais - Revista Eletrônica de Administração da UFLA

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