If one considers investment as being the best indicator to explain the poor results of Portuguese agriculture over the last three decades, my argument is that this evolution needs a retrospective analysis focusing on the concept of financialization of the economy induced by EU and national policies. Therefore, this chapter is an explanatory attempt to open a broad discussion on the role of financialization in agriculture and rural development issues.
Moreira, M.B. (2017), "Impacts of Financialization on Agricultural and Rural Investment: Lessons from the Portuguese Case
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