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Article Dans Une Revue Espace Géographique Année : 1999

Energy supply and agricultural specialisation in the settlement frontiers in Southern Amazonia [Approvisionnement energetique et specialisation agricole des regions pionnieres: L'Amazonie meridionale]

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As the Brazilian energy sector is deregulated, a combination of economic and geographical approaches points up the influence of energy policies on the expansion into the frontier south of the Amazon as a periphery of the economic centre of Sao Paulo. While the role of electricity in agricultural development remains marginal, the remoteness of markets adds a strategic dimension to the price of petroleum fuels: the mitigating effect of rate equalisation on cost-distance is sufficient if the agricultural specialisation is soya bean rather than corn. However, the privatisation of the colonisation process has deprived small-scale colonists of the benefits of the transfer of resources offered by the rate equalisation: forced to regress to primitive forms of power, they are unable to establish themselves permanently.
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hal-00716716 , version 1 (11-07-2012)

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C. de Gouvello. Energy supply and agricultural specialisation in the settlement frontiers in Southern Amazonia [Approvisionnement energetique et specialisation agricole des regions pionnieres: L'Amazonie meridionale]. Espace Géographique, 1999, 28 (3), pp.257. ⟨hal-00716716⟩
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