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In the course of the past three decades, Brazilian agribusiness has been growing and expressively changing. The incorporation of Cerrado lands into the national production process, especially after the 1970s, accounts for a fair amount of that success. In 1970, the total rice, beans, wheat, maize, and soybean production was 27 million tons. In 2011-2012, the production of such crops totalled nearly 160 million tons, a 583% growth (CONAB, 2013). However, a major challenge for agriculture will be how to circumvent the problems deriving from decades of monocultural agricultural practices that pressured the environment, such as: soil erosion and loss of fertility, sedimentation of water courses, soil and water pollution, and greenhouse gas emissions. [+] Read more

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