The Next Revolution Starts in Brazil

Escorel, Marcelo
July 2010
Cotton International Annual;2010, p78
The article offers information on the cotton industry in Brazil. In 1997, when local production failed to meet demand, the country became one of the largest importers. By year 2008, the volume of cotton produced reached 1,602,200 tons when large scale producers started operating. The country became the second largest cotton exporter in 2009 although production is lower than expected. The farmers made an effort to use plants with a shorter life cycle and higher yields because of the high cost of production.


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