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dc.contributor.author le Polain de Waroux, Yann
dc.contributor.author Baumann, Matthias
dc.contributor.author Gasparri, Nestor Ignacio
dc.contributor.author Gavier Pizarro, Gregorio
dc.contributor.author Godar, Javier
dc.contributor.author Kuemmerle, Tobias
dc.contributor.author Müller, Robert
dc.contributor.author Vázquez, Fabricio
dc.contributor.author Volante, José Norberto
dc.contributor.author Meyfroidt, Patrick
dc.date.available 2018-12-13T21:11:39Z
dc.date.issued 2018-01
dc.identifier.citation le Polain de Waroux, Yann; Baumann, Matthias; Gasparri, Nestor Ignacio; Gavier Pizarro, Gregorio; Godar, Javier; et al.; Rents, Actors, and the Expansion of Commodity Frontiers in the Gran Chaco; Taylor & Francis; Annals of the American Association of Geographers; 108; 1; 1-2018; 204-225
dc.identifier.issn 2469-4452
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11336/66473
dc.description.abstract Theories of frontier expansion in the last four decades have been mostly shaped by studies of state-driven smallholder colonization. Modern-day agricultural frontiers, however, are increasingly driven by capitalized corporate agriculture operating with little direct government intervention. The expansion of contemporary frontiers has been explained by the existence of spatially heterogeneous “abnormal” rents, which can be caused by cheap land and labor, technological innovation, lack of regulations, and a variety of other incentives. Here, we argue that understanding the dynamics of these frontiers requires considering the differential ability of actors to capture such rents, which depends on their access to production factors and their information, preferences, and agency. We propose a new conceptual framework drawing on neoclassical economics and political economy, which we apply to the South American Gran Chaco, a hot spot of deforestation for soy and cattle production. We divide the region into a set of distinct frontiers based on satellite data, field interviews, and expert knowledge, to review the drivers and actors of agricultural expansion in these frontiers. We show that frontier expansion in the Chaco responded to the rents created by new agricultural technologies, infrastructure, and rising producer prices but that the frontier dynamics were strongly influenced by actors' abilities to capture or influence these rents. Our findings thus highlight that understanding contemporary commodity frontiers requires analyzing the novel ways by which the agency of particular groups of actors shapes land-use outcomes.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Taylor & Francis
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dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.5/ar/
dc.subject CATTLE
dc.subject FRONTIERS
dc.subject GRAN CHACO
dc.subject RENT
dc.subject SOY
dc.subject.classification Ciencias Medioambientales
dc.subject.classification Geografía Económica y Social
dc.subject.classification CIENCIAS SOCIALES
dc.subject.classification Otras Ciencias Biológicas
dc.subject.classification Ciencias Biológicas
dc.subject.classification CIENCIAS NATURALES Y EXACTAS
dc.title Rents, Actors, and the Expansion of Commodity Frontiers in the Gran Chaco
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.type info:ar-repo/semantics/artículo
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dc.date.updated 2018-10-23T20:40:36Z
dc.identifier.eissn 2469-4460
dc.journal.volume 108
dc.journal.number 1
dc.journal.pagination 204-225
dc.journal.pais Reino Unido
dc.journal.ciudad Londres
dc.description.fil Fil: le Polain de Waroux, Yann. University of Stanford; Estados Unidos
dc.description.fil Fil: Baumann, Matthias. Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin; Alemania
dc.description.fil Fil: Gasparri, Nestor Ignacio. Universidad Nacional de Tucumán. Instituto de Ecología Regional. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas. Centro Científico Tecnológico Conicet - Tucumán. Instituto de Ecología Regional; Argentina
dc.description.fil Fil: Gavier Pizarro, Gregorio. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas; Argentina. Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Agropecuaria. Centro de Investigación de Recursos Naturales. Instituto de Recursos Biológicos; Argentina
dc.description.fil Fil: Godar, Javier. Stockholm Environment Institute; Suecia
dc.description.fil Fil: Kuemmerle, Tobias. Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin; Alemania
dc.description.fil Fil: Müller, Robert. No especifica;
dc.description.fil Fil: Vázquez, Fabricio. Universidad Nacional de Asunción; Paraguay
dc.description.fil Fil: Volante, José Norberto. Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Agropecuaria. Centro Regional La Pampa-San Luis. Estación Experimental Agropecuaria San Luis. Laboratorio de Sistemas de Información Geográfica y Teledetección; Argentina
dc.description.fil Fil: Meyfroidt, Patrick. Université Catholique de Louvain; Bélgica
dc.journal.title Annals of the American Association of Geographers
dc.relation.alternativeid info:eu-repo/semantics/altIdentifier/url/https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/24694452.2017.1360761
dc.relation.alternativeid info:eu-repo/semantics/altIdentifier/doi/http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/24694452.2017.1360761
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