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    1. Logistics in the textile world
    2. Logistics and distribution H&M
    3. Purchase and production
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To measure the importance of natural resources in the economy of a country like Brazil, we must first define the concept of natural resources. This can include property, substances or objects found in nature, and whose properties are exploited in order to meet the needs of a human or other living species. The issue of natural resources leads directly to the operation that has made man and therefore his relationship with the economic development of a state.

Brazil is a perfect example because it is a relatively young state with immense natural resources. Indeed, knowing that it is the foundation of the economy, it greatly favors its development. Indeed, Brazilian agriculture holds global significance, new species and many cultivated areas are emerging. Brazil has enormous mineral and fossil reserves that researchers are still discovering today.

The country's wealth is also its biodiversity which enables logging, the use of large-scale water and offers tourists varied panoramas. This wealth is inscribed on its flag. The green rectangle represents the forests and fertile fields, the yellow diamond is its wealth in gold, and the blue circle in turn represents the sky-blue found in the tropics as well as the water that is much present in Brazil. We will thus study throughout the record, the degree of impact of these various natural resources on the booming economy of modern Brazil.

Agriculture is vital to the economy of Brazil, a legacy of the early years of the colonial era. The agrarian economy of the time was based on large properties, specializing in the export of a single agricultural commodity whose production depended mainly on African slaves. This is what is called the triangular trade. The Brazilian economy has experienced a series of cycles corresponding to agricultural products in particular. The first was the cultivation of sugar cane in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, that was followed by rubber, cocoa, coffee and soybeans.

During the 1970s, exports of agricultural products were widely diversified, and soybeans has outpaced traditional products such as coffee, cocoa and sugar cane. In addition, Brazil exports more manufactured goods as the result of a policy to extend the agri-food sector.
During the 1980s, agriculture has continued to play a significant role in the economy. The government has promoted the development of rural areas in order to limit the exodus to choked cities. It granted aid to farmers in order to place them on an equal footing as citizens. Today we see that this has not been a great success and that inequality is growing within the farmers with or without land.

However, these measures have helped to increase farm yields by 38% in just over 10 years, while over the same period the population increased by only 26%. This difference has helped to facilitate access to food for the domestic market as well as develop exports.

Today, Brazil is the leading producer of coffee, soybeans and sugar; itl is also the second largest producer of cocoa, the fourth largest producer of tobacco and the sixth largest producer of cotton.

Tags: natural resources, cultivation of sugar cane, Brazilian economy

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