FINANCIAL TIMES/BRAZIL CONFIDENTIAL: Making hay from the agro boom

Abundant rainfall, large aquifers and extensive flat land outside of the legal Amazon are helping Piauí’s agricultural sector bear fruit.

Piauí has tended to make news for all the wrong reasons: it most usually comes to public attention as the state with the lowest per capita income or close to the highest levels of illiteracy. But over the last few years, the state has begun to capture the headlines for a different reason: its economic potential .

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