By 2050, the world's population will hit 9 billion—so how will we feed everyone? The answer, according to a recent article in The Economist, is that we will have to become more like Brazil. In "The Miracle of the Cerrado," the publication examines the giant farms that have transformed Brazilian agriculture over the last 30 years, and how other countries might be able to learn from them to become more productive:
In less than 30 years, Brazil has turned itself from a food importer into one of the world's great breadbaskets. It's the first country to have caught up with the traditional "big five" grain exporters (America, Canada, Australia, Argentina and the European Union). It's also the first tropical food-giant; the big five are all temperate producers.
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