S-Space College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (농업생명과학대학) Dept. of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development (농경제사회학부) Journal Papers (저널논문_농경제사회학부)
The Impact of Conglomerate farming on the Poor: Empirical Evidence from Brazil Soy Sector
- Choi, Sujin; Kim, Hanho
- Issue Date
- International Area Studies Review, 2015
- This paper provides the first econometric results which show that during the period 1976-2013, the conglomerate farming of soybeans aggravated poverty in Brazil. It was found that the impact of soy on poverty in the north of the country, where land consolidation is active, is precisely opposite that of the south, where family farming dominates. The result directly contradicts mainstream views that smallholder farmers losses would be offset by gains from the trickle-down effect. Based on the findings of this study, a necessity is raised that family farming be supported to help alleviate poverty.