Keywords: Africa, Brazil, China, Cluster Policy, Government

Authors: Zhiting Wang, Carlos Tarrasón



Cluster policy is a growing global phenomenon, addressing challenges that no actor can control unilaterally and providing platforms for collaboration. This article examines best practices in cluster policies for Portuguese-speaking countries in Africa including Angola, Cape Verde, Guinea Bissau, Mozambique, and Sao Tome e Principe, when compared to those undertaken by Brazil and China.

What opportunities exist for small farmers and associations of quinoa in Peru? In this article by Jack Hoagland, Carlos Tarrasón, and Juan Luis Salinas, we analyze the history and primary trends of the market, in addition to describing ways some quinoa producers have advanced in an industry that is increasingly international. See article here.

In this article, published by Carlos Tarrasón and Vinícius Dias, national and international strawberry market data are presented, as well as alternatives for more profitable and competitive productions. Production and consumption are increasing both in Brazil and in other countries, generating opportunities for small, medium and large producers. In addition, the fruit has attracted producers because of its rapid returns, since the time between growing the seedlings and harvesting is only 45 days.

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Boyang Xue and Carlos Tarrasón publish this article to present food trade opportunities for Minas Gerais and Brazil in China. Our aim is to enhance the dialogue about how to create value in Brazil and insert our companies in global value chains targeting the Chinese market. This is a new opportunity for the Brazilian economic development that we have to take advantage of. See article.

Publication about cluster management sustainability in Brazil through a proposal of providing value added services to its members. Complete publication at: Monetização de serviços em clusters no Brasil