An institutional framework for Bioinputs in Brazilian agriculture based on Ecological Economics

Authors

  • Fabiana Pereira de Souza Masters' in Environmental Science, Researcher, Instituto de Ciências Agrárias e Tecnológicas, Universidade Federal de Rondonópolis, Rondonópolis, MT, Brazil https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8804-618X
  • Tatiana Portela Ribeiro Castilho Graduation in Civil Engineering, Master’s Student, Instituto de Ciências Agrárias e Tecnológicas, Universidade Federal de Rondonópolis, Rondonópolis, MT, Brazil https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6085-7984
  • Luís Otávio Bau Macedo PhD in Applied Economics, Professor, Instituto de Ciências Agrárias e Tecnológicas, Universidade Federal de Rondonópolis, Rondonópolis, MT, Brazil https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2002-5366

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.18472/SustDeb.v13n1.2022.40820

Keywords:

Bioinsumos. Programa Nacional de Bioinsumos. Marco Institucional. Economia Ecológica

Abstract

In search of sustainability, new patterns for production or consumption have been created in opposition to conventional products, such as biological inputs or "bioinputs". They are products, processes or technologies of animal, plant or microbial origin which can positively affect agricultural production. The adherence of rural producers to sustainable and economic agricultural practices, which use bioinputs, is growing in Brazil. They have been encouraged to adopt these products because of the existence of the National Bioinputs Program, created in 2020. The results show that several benefits have been associated with their use. However, inadequate handling can bring negative externalities that could be avoided. It requires an institutional framework to guide the country's production and use of bioinputs. This article proposes a new institutional framework based on ecological economics and institutionalism, considering Brazil's sociopolitical and environmental situation.

Downloads

Download data is not yet available.

Metrics

Metrics Loading ...

Author Biographies

Fabiana Pereira de Souza, Masters' in Environmental Science, Researcher, Instituto de Ciências Agrárias e Tecnológicas, Universidade Federal de Rondonópolis, Rondonópolis, MT, Brazil

She is currently a Master's student at the Universidade Federal de Rondonópolis (Programa de Pós-Graduação em Gestão e Tecnologia Ambiental). She received a bachelor’s degree in Agronomy and a master’s degree in Environmental Sciences from Universidade do Estado de Mato Grosso. In addition, she has a specialization in Environmental Technology from the Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso.

Tatiana Portela Ribeiro Castilho, Graduation in Civil Engineering, Master’s Student, Instituto de Ciências Agrárias e Tecnológicas, Universidade Federal de Rondonópolis, Rondonópolis, MT, Brazil

Graduated in Civil Engineering from the Federal University of Mato Grosso (UFMT, 2015). Work Safety Engineer (IMP, 2017). Specialist in Structure and Foundations (IPOG, 2017). Master's student at the Graduate Program in Environmental Management and Technology, Federal University of Rondonópolis.

Luís Otávio Bau Macedo, PhD in Applied Economics, Professor, Instituto de Ciências Agrárias e Tecnológicas, Universidade Federal de Rondonópolis, Rondonópolis, MT, Brazil

Associate Professor of Economics in Federal University of Mato Grasso, Mato Grosso, Brazil (2010-2019), PhD in Economics from USP - Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil (2005-2009), Master in Business and Economic Forescasting from Kingston University, England, (1995-1997) Bachelor degree in Economics from ITE, Brazil (1990-1995). Visiting guest professor in the Max-Weber-Kollege, Erfurt University (2019). Previous experience as lecturer and adjunct professor in universities in Brazil (1999 to 2008). My areas of expertise are related with Institutional Economics, Development Studies, and Sustainable Agribusiness Supply Chains.

References

ABRAMOVAY, R. Much beyond the green economy. São Paulo: Editora Abril. 2012. 248 p.

ABRAMOVAY, R. Development and institutions: the importance of historical explanation. In. ARBIX, G.; ZILBOVICIUS, M.; ABRAMOVAY, R. Reasons and fictions of development. Unesp/Edusp. 2001.

AGUIAR-MENESES, E. L.; SILVA, A. C. Attractive plants for natural enemies and their contribution to the biological control of agricultural pests. Seropédica: Embrapa, 2011. 60 p.

ALTIERI, M. Agroecology: the productive dynamics of sustainable agriculture. 4th edition. Porto Alegre: Editora UFRGS, 2004.

ALTIERI, M. A.; NICHOLLS, C. I. Una base agroecológica para el diseño de sistemas diversificados de cultivo en el Trópico. Manejo Integrado de Plagas e Agroecología, Turrialba, n. 73, p. 8-20, 2004.

BRAZIL. Chamber of Deputies. Bill 658/2021. Provides for the classification, treatment and production of bio-inputs through on-farm biological management; ratifies the National Bio-inputs Program and makes other provisions. 2021.

BRAZIL. Decree No. 10.375, of May 26, 2020. Establishes the National Bioinsumos Program and the Strategic Council of the National Bioinsumos Program. Diário Oficial da União: Section 1, Brasília, DF, p.105, May 2020.

BRAZIL. MINISTRY OF THE ENVIRONMENT. The Convention on Biological Diversity (Copy of Legislative Decree n. 2, of June 5, 1992). Biodiversity Series n. 1. Brasília: MMA. 2000.

BRAZIL. National Institute of Science and Technology. "Plant growth promoting microorganisms aiming at agricultural sustainability and environmental responsibility". Technical Note on bioinputs legislation. 2020.

BRITO, A. C. L.; POZZETTI, V. C. Biodiversity, associated traditional knowledge and benefit sharing. Revista de Direitos Difusos, v. 69, jan.-jun., 2018.

CAPALBO, D. M. F.; NARDO, E. A. B. Risk analysis and environmental impact of the use of biological control agents. In: MELO, I. S.; AZEVEDO, J. L. Controle Biológico. Jaguariúna: Embrapa. 1998.

CAPORAL, F. R. Agroecology: a new science to support the transition to more sustainable agriculture. In: CAPORAL, F. R.; COSTABEBER, J. A.; PAULUS, G. (Org.). Agroecology: a science from the field of complexity. Brasília: Emater. 2009. 111p.

CAVALCANTI, C. Uma tentativa de caracterização da economia ecológica. Ambiente & Sociedade, v. 7, n. 1, jan./jun. 2004.

CECHIN, A. Nature as the limit of economy: the contribution of Nicholas Georgescu-Roegen. São Paulo: Edusp and Editora do Senac, 2010.

CUNHA, A. H. S. A biopirataria no Brasil: aspectos relevantes da Lei n. 13.123/2015 e o dever de proteção do Estado à biodiversidade. In: SCUR, L.; GIMENEZ, J. R.; BURGEL, C. F. Biodiversity, water resources and environmental law. Caxias do Sul, RS: Educs, 2020.

DALY, H. The Economics of the Steady State. The American Economic Review, v. 64, N. 2, p. 15-21, May, 1974.

DIEGUES, A. C. Sociedades e comunidades sustentáveis. São Paulo: USP/NUPAUB, 2003.

EVANS, P. Embedded autonomy and industrial transformation: political power and social theory. Princeton: Princeton University, 1996.

FEIDEN, A. Agroecology: introduction and concepts. In: AQUINO, A. M. de; ASSIS, R. L. de. (Ed.). Agroecology: principles and techniques for sustainable organic agriculture. Brasília, DF: Embrapa Informação Tecnológica; Seropédica: Embrapa Agrobiologia, 2005.

FERNANDES, F. Sociedade de classes e subdesenvolvimento. Global Editora e Distribuidora Ltda, 2015.

FERNANDES, G. B. Creole, varietal and organic seeds for family farming: from legal exception to public policy. In: SAMBUICHI, R. H. R. et al. (Org.). A política nacional de agroecologia e produção orgânica no Brasil: uma trajetória de luta pelo desenvolvimento rural sustentável. Brasília: Ipea. 2017. 463p.

FINKLER, C. L. L. Insect control: a brief review. Academia Pernambucana de Ciência Agronômica. Anais […]. Recife, v. 8 - 9, p.169-189, 2012.

FURTADO, C. Formação econômica do Brasil. Companhia das Letras, 2020.

GALA, P. The institutional theory of Douglass North. Journal of Political Economy, v. 23, n. 2, p. 276-292, April-June, 2003.

GALLO, D. et al. Entomologia Agrícola. Piracicaba: Fealq, 2002. 920 p.

GIL, A. C. Como elaborar projetos de pesquisa. 4. ed. São Paulo: Atlas, 2002. 176p.

GLIESSMAN, S. R. Agroecology: ecological processes in sustainable agriculture. 3. ed. Porto Alegre: UFRGS, 2005.

GOMES, R. C. O controle e a repressão da biopirataria no Brasil. Jurisp. Mineira, Belo Horizonte, v. 58, n° 183, p. 19-38, out./dez. 2007.

GOTTEMS, L. Brazilian giant adopts "regenerative agriculture" and builds bio-inputs factory. Agrolink Magazine, 2021.

KITAMURA, P. C. Sustainable agriculture in Brazil: advances and perspectives. Ciência e Ambiente, n. 27, jul-dez, 2003.

LEWIS, S. L.; MASLIN, M. A. Defining the Anthropocene. Nature, v. 519, p. 171-180, 2015.

LOPES, P. R.; LOPES, K. C. S. A. Sistemas de produção de base ecológica: a busca por um desenvolvimento rural sustentável. Revista Espaço de Diálogo e Desconexão, Araraquara, v. 4, n. 1, jul/dec. 2011.

MARCHESE, A. M.; FILIPPONE, M. P. Bioinsumos: componentes claves de una agricultura sostenible. Rev. Agron. Noroeste Argent. v. 38, n. 1, p. 9-21, 2018.

MORANDI, M. A. B. B.; BETTIOL, W. Controle Biológico de Doenças de Plantas no Brasil. In: BETTIOL, W.; MORANDI, M. A. B. (Org.). Biocontrol of plant diseases: use and perspectives. Jaguariúna: Embrapa. 2009. 341p.

MORIN, E. The Epistemology of Complexity. Anthropology Gazette, n. 20, 2004.

NORTH, D. C. Institutions. The Journal of Economic Perspectives, v. 5, n. 1, p. 97-112, 1991.

NORTH, D. C. Structure and change in economic history. New York: Norton. 1981.

NORTH, D. C. Institutions, institutional change, and economic performance. Cambridge, New York: Cambridge University Press, 1990.

NORTH, D. C. Understanding the Process of Economic Change. New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 2005.

ODUM, E. P. Fundamentos de Ecologia. 6th ed. São Paulo: Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, 2004.

OSTROM, E. Governing the Commons: the evolution of institutions for collective action. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 1990.

PARRA, J. R. et al. Biological control: terminology. In: PARRA, J. R. et al. (Org.) Controle biológico no Brasil: parasitoides e predadores. São Paulo: Manole. 2002.

PIGNATI, W. A. Os riscos, agravos e vigilância em saúde no espaço de desenvolvimento do agronegócio em Mato Grosso. 2007. 114p. Thesis (Doctorate in Public Health) – Escola Nacional de Saúde Pública Sérgio Arouca, Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Rio de Janeiro. 2007.

PRIMAVESI, A. Manejo ecológico do solo: a agricultura em regiões tropicais. São Paulo: Nobel, 2002.

REICHARDT, K.; TIMM, L. C. Soil, plant and atmosphere: concepts, processes and applications. 3. ed. Barueri, SP: Manole, 2016.

SAWYER, D. Green economy and/or sustainable development? In: Economia verde desafios e oportunidades. Belo Horizonte: Conservation International, n. 8, p. 36-42, jun. 2011.

SCHARPF, F. W. Games Real Actors Play: actor-centered institutionalism in policy research. Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 1997.

SCOPEL, W.; ROZA-GOMES, M. F. Biological control programs in Brazil. Unoesc & Ciência, v. 2, n. 2, p. 2015-223, jul./dez. 2011.

TOYOSHIMA, S. H. Instituições e desenvolvimento econômico: uma análise crítica das ideias de Douglass North. Revistas da USP. v. 29, n. 1, 1999.

YIN, R. K. Case study: planning and methods. Translation: Daniel Grassi. 2. ed. Porto Alegre: Bookman, 2001.

Published

2022-04-29 — Updated on 2022-04-29

Versions

How to Cite

Souza, F. P. de, Castilho, T. P. R. ., & Macedo, L. O. B. (2022). An institutional framework for Bioinputs in Brazilian agriculture based on Ecological Economics. Sustainability in Debate, 13(1), 247. https://doi.org/10.18472/SustDeb.v13n1.2022.40820