Cinthia Cabral da Costa – Embrapa Instrumentação
Joaquim José Martins Guilhoto – Universidade de São Paulo
Denise Imori – Universidade de São Paulo
Brazil has about 30% of GDP from agribusiness sectors. This shows the importance of agribusiness in the country, which is also one of the largest agricultural producers in the world. Considering the linkage effects of shocks in some non-agricultural and agricultural sectors selected, this study sought to evaluate the importance of these sectors to economic and social growth of the country. It also assessed the impact on the expansion of cultivated areas.
It was found that the impacts on employment, remuneration, value of production and GDP in the economy are larger to shocks in the agro-industrial sectors that for some selected nonagricultural sectors. However, the processing of their products is essential to achieve greater impact by acreage and better-paying job.
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