A composição da produção no processo de expansão da fronteira agrícola brasileira
In this paper we analyzed the growth process in the agriculture of Brazil’s CenterWest region during 1977/84 as compared with the one for the older South and Southeast regions. Emphasis was given to the causal factors of the crop composition iii the recent past as well as the economic variables likely to be important in the near future. Our conclusion indicated the difficulties faced by the production of domestic foods as compared to exportables and sugar cane in the Center-West region, mainly because of an unbalanced pattern of technical innovations and a very favorable exchange rate policy. A compensatory policy would then be required to achieve the objective of increased domestic food production.