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FAPESP’s contribution to the development of agriculture of the State of São Paulo, Brazil

Grant number: 14/05007-6
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): April 01, 2014
Effective date (End): June 30, 2015
Field of knowledge:Applied Social Sciences - Economics
Principal Investigator:Paulo Fernando Cidade de Araújo
Grantee:Matheus Sardinha de Lima
Home Institution: Escola Superior de Agricultura Luiz de Queiroz (ESALQ). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Piracicaba , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:12/51209-4 - FAPESP’s contribution to the development of agriculture of the State of São Paulo, Brazil, AP.R

Abstract

This Project aim is to extend and update previous research, funded by FAPESP and published in 2003 - with the final report entitled "O Crescimento da Agricultura Paulista e as Instituições de Ensino, Pesquisa e Extensão numa Perspectiva de Longo Prazo" (Araújo et al, 2003). This project main objective consists in: I) review historical series and identify recent changes over agriculture growth process; II) revisit the educational system, research and extension institutions to ascertain their projects and programs III) characterize how those institutions relate to each other; IV) Collect FAPESP current investment series in science and technology; V) and from total factor productivity estimative, update our thought about human capital investment influence on productivity gains and, particularly, those originated from technological innovation. In Summary, this project intends to actualize a new analytical effort to reassess human capital and FAPESP's role and contribution on agriculture economic development.