Brazil’s Farmers Are Ready for a Boom. Will the Government Let It Happen?

Americas Quarterly

By Stephen Kurczy


As other industries falter, agribusiness could be the key to Brazil’s recovery.


Nearly 500 ranchers and farmers have formed a civil society organization called Aliança da Terra committed to land stewardship, good labor practices, and fighting brush fires with a small firefighting team. “There are heroes out there, building schools and roads and assuming responsibility for what needs to be done,” said Aliança da Terra’s founder, John Carter.


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