Relational Contracts and the Diffusion of Agricultural Technologies in Brazil

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2018-01-01
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DePaula, Gil
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WHAT IS the role of the private sector in scaling agricultural technologies in developing countries? The Brazilian experience, with the soybean boom in the savanna and the expansion of the safrinha corn, suggests that the private sector can play a central role in technology diffusion, even in locations where credit and output markets do not function well.

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