Capacity building and services for the Brazilian food and agriculture system (Innovation, Agricultural Productivity and Sustainability in Brazil)

This chapter outlines the role of infrastructure capacity, skills and education in facilitating innovation in agri-food. It describes the governance of policies to improve rural infrastructure, outlines the main regional programmes, and reviews briefly the quality and coverage of rural services. It then discusses efforts to respond to skill demands from the agrifood sector through labour, immigration and education policies. It also reports on trends in education expenditure and outlines the performance of the education system. Finally, it provides an overview of education levels in agricultural, and enrolment in agricultural programmes, outlining the gap between supply and demand of skills in the sector.
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