December 3, 2013
We find that there is ample scope for enhanced protection of natural resources and growth of agricultural production in Brazil within a Production and Protection framework. From a protection standpoint, the country would benefit from developing mechanisms that significantly drive up the private cost of clearing native vegetation, as well as through the advancement of market-based incentives that promote sustainable practices. From a production standpoint, there is room to increase Brazilian agricultural production via productivity gains, at no apparent cost to environmental conservation.
Production and Protection – A First Look at Key Challenges in Brazil [executive summary](717.78kb)
Production and Protection – A First Look at Key Challenges in Brazil(3.80MB)
Produção e Proteção – Importantes Desafios para o Brasil [sumário executivo](875.02kb)