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The Fall and Rise of the Brazilian Cotton Sector An Institutional Analysis of the Recent Success

Lissdaniels, Johannes LU and Madsen, Fredrik Saïd LU (2011) NEKK01 20111
Department of Economics
Abstract (Swedish)
Brazil has recently become the fifth largest producer and fourth largest exporter of cotton in the world. This success story is exceptional, as the Brazilian cotton production reached record low levels in the mid-1990s. Since then however, production has more than recovered owing to an impressive growth of 43 % during the last decade, which is high in comparison to the world average of 28 %. The purpose of this thesis is to gain knowledge about the underlying factors behind the recent success of the Brazilian cotton sector. Our findings suggests the emergence of a new sectors structure associated with higher coordination among the actors within the sectors together with an altered incentive structure for the producers are both key... (More)
Brazil has recently become the fifth largest producer and fourth largest exporter of cotton in the world. This success story is exceptional, as the Brazilian cotton production reached record low levels in the mid-1990s. Since then however, production has more than recovered owing to an impressive growth of 43 % during the last decade, which is high in comparison to the world average of 28 %. The purpose of this thesis is to gain knowledge about the underlying factors behind the recent success of the Brazilian cotton sector. Our findings suggests the emergence of a new sectors structure associated with higher coordination among the actors within the sectors together with an altered incentive structure for the producers are both key components in understanding this recent success. There are however still challenges to be solved and we thereby believe that further success will depend on how these challenges are met. (Less)
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author
Lissdaniels, Johannes LU and Madsen, Fredrik Saïd LU
supervisor
organization
course
NEKK01 20111
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Brazil, cotton, structural change, co-ordination, competition
language
English
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2187637
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2011-10-26 08:34:27
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  abstract     = {Brazil has recently become the fifth largest producer and fourth largest exporter of cotton in the world. This success story is exceptional, as the Brazilian cotton production reached record low levels in the mid-1990s. Since then however, production has more than recovered owing to an impressive growth of 43 % during the last decade, which is high in comparison to the world average of 28 %. The purpose of this thesis is to gain knowledge about the underlying factors behind the recent success of the Brazilian cotton sector. Our findings suggests the emergence of a new sectors structure associated with higher coordination among the actors within the sectors together with an altered incentive structure for the producers are both key components in understanding this recent success. There are however still challenges to be solved and we thereby believe that further success will depend on how these challenges are met.},
  author       = {Lissdaniels, Johannes and Madsen, Fredrik Saïd},
  keyword      = {Brazil,cotton,structural change,co-ordination,competition},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {The Fall and Rise of the Brazilian Cotton Sector An Institutional Analysis of the Recent Success},
  year         = {2011},
}