State intervention and drought in Northeast Brazil

Vol. 6 No. 4 (1986)

Oct-Dec / 1986
Published October 1, 1986
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How to Cite

Andrade, Manuel Correia de. 1986. “State Intervention and Drought in Northeast Brazil”. Brazilian Journal of Political Economy 6 (4):646-54.

State intervention and drought in Northeast Brazil

Manuel Correia de Andrade
Centro de Documentação e Estudos de História Brasileira Rodrigo Mello Franco de Andrade (CEHIBRA) da Fundação Joaquim Nabuco. Pernambuco/PE, Brasil.
Brazilian Journal of Political Economy, Vol. 6 No. 4 (1986), Oct-Dec / 1986, Pages 646-654


The vast region of the Brazilian Northeast has a significant proportion of its
territory subject to severe droughts. This paper provides an analysis of the government’s
response to the great droughts the region underwent since the imperial period in the nineteenth

JEL Classification: Q54; Q25; N56.

Keywords: State intervention drought climate economic history of Brazil Brazilian northeast