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The political motivation was the need to weaken the political debate about agrarian reforms and replace it with a technocratic emphasis on food production and regional development. This conservative modernization of Brazilian agriculture was based on the integration of different forms of capital into large agroindustrial chains. After achieving remarkable rates of growth in the 1960s and 1970s, the state-centralized model started to show its serious limitations when faced with the debt crisis, escalating rates of inflation and macroeconomic instability.
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Agriculture, Environment and Development: International Perspectives on Water, Land and Politics by Antonio A.R Ioris