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CARVALHO, Simone Pereira de  and  MARIN, Joel Orlando Bevilaqua. Environmental problems caused by the Brazilian Agroenergy Plan: the case of Itapuranga, Goiás. Interações (Campo Grande) [online]. 2011, vol.12, n.2, pp. 235-247. ISSN 1518-7012.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1518-70122011000200010.

This article analyzes the contradictions between the official discourses, wich legitimize the Brazilian Agroenergy Plan, and environmental problems caused by the expansion of sugarcane monoculture in family farming areas. The case study was conducted in Itapuranga, state of Goiás, combining desk research, literature review and interviews. The main conclusion is that the agro-energy policy has increased environmental problems in Itapuranga and has changed the relation between society and nature.

Keywords : Agro-energy policy; Family farm; Environment.

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