Future Expansion of Soybean 2005-2014 Implications for Food Security, Sustainable Rural Development and Agricultural Policies in the Countries of Mercosur and Bolivia. Synthesis document
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The purpose of this document, which summarizes a study carried out by FAO in collaboration with institutions of the countries of Mercosur3 and Bolivia, is to provide greater insight into the possible implications of soybean expansion for food security, rural development and agricultural policies in these countries for the period 2005-2014. Based on country studies carried out for the investigation, this document summarizes the causes of soybean expansion in the last ten years and presents the main changes that have accompanied the process. It also quantifies in approximate terms, the growth of soybean and its products (meal and oil) between 2005 and 2014, explores the main implications of this expansion and offers a number of analytical conclusions.
Latin America and the Caribbean
Agricultural and sub-sectoral policies