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Competitive and logistic agricultural region in the west of Bahia

Grant number: 09/03680-7
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): April 01, 2010
Effective date (End): July 31, 2011
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Geography - Human Geography
Principal researcher:Ricardo Abid Castillo
Grantee:Clayton Gomes Ilario
Home Institution: Instituto de Geociências (IG). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil


The objective of this study is to analyze the agricultural region of the West of Bahia, portion of Cerrado incorporated to the modern agricultural borders, through three main aspects: (1) the agricultural and agro-industrial production, in modern and specialized bases, including aspects of the space circuit of the main products, particularly soy, maize and herbaceous cotton; (2) the circulation, expressed in the development of a logistic system of storage and movement; and (3) the constitution of a normative and regulatory environment, in federal scope (Federal Regulation Agencies, Federal Plains and Programs of investments, and concessions of public services to private companies), in state scope (incentives to attract producers and great companies of the agrobusiness) and private (sectorial associations).From the analysis of the agricultural borders in areas of Cerrado, in special in the West of Bahia, we consider a quarrel of the concepts of competitive region and logistic, understood as new regional forms inserted in the current period of globalization and its corresponding form of corporative circulation, identifying which are the main involved agents (mainly the State and great companies) in the production and circulation of agricultural commodities. The analyzed space clipping encloses the cities of São Desidério, Barreiras and Luis Eduardo Magalhães, located in the West of Bahia, for presenting greaters attributes of competitiveness in relation to the other cities of the region. Thus, this research considers a study on the organization, the use and the regulation of the territory through the analysis of the West of Bahia as competitive region, beyond considering the logistic demands of the production and movement of commodities (mainly soy, maize and herbaceous cotton) and its implications for the territorial planning. (AU)

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