Date of Award

Summer 7-1993

Document Type

Master's Research Paper

Degree Name

Master of Public Administration (MPA)


Public Administration

First Advisor

Dr. Sharon Parsons

Second Advisor

Dr. K. Choudhury


This paper examines the case of soybean development in Brazil and the role of the United States (U.S.) involvement in such development through U.S. foreign agricultural development assistance program. The paper examines, in the context of Brazil, the prevailing questionable perception that there are conflicts and inconsistencies in such assistance programs affecting U. S. agricultural exports to foreign markets. After examining the major factors which determined the size and growth of the Brazilian soybean industry during the seventies, the paper concludes that although U.S. assistance contributed to Brazil's soybean production, Brazilian government policies played a relatively larger role in such development.