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Asian agribusiness investment in Latin America, with case studies from Brazil

Over the past two decades, there has been a boom in natural-resourcebased exports from Latin America to Asia and, in particular, to China. The demand for commodities in these markets has increased on an unprecedented scale. This trend is part of a geographic shift in global economic interdependencies. Latin America's agro-industrial sector, is not simply returning to a traditional tropical-commodities export pattern (although the demand for these products is certainly booming), but is experiencing a fundamental paradigm shift which began in the 1970s under the influence of the first Asian giant: Japan.

Related Subject(s): Economic and Social Development
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