Estudos Sociedade e Agricultura
Print version ISSN 1413-0580
PAULA, Nilson de and BASTOS, Lívia Tiemi. Brazilian agribusiness's insertion in global markets.Translated byBruno Mafra Ney Reinhardt. Estud.soc.agric. [online]. 2008, vol.4Selected edition, pp. 0-0. ISSN 1413-0580.
This paper analyzes the insertion of Brazilian agribusiness in the world market, with a focus on food products, given the prevailing conditions of international competition. Although some activities reveal a more salient trend toward higher levels of added value and product differentiation, the exports of unprocessed or bulk commodities have become more important. Empirical evidence reveals a discrepancy between the Brazilian food business's pattern in international trade relations and internationally prevailing trends. As a result, the fact that Brazilian agribusiness has become highly complex and that some activities have evolved towards sophistication and product differentiation, especially in recent years, has not resulted in competitive advantages other than those stemming from natural resources and agricultural innovations.
Keywords : Agribusiness; food production; agriculture; international trade.