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Globalization, Environmental Change, and Social History
The São Francisco River provided very obvious, close-by forms of sustenance for local communities. Beginning in the mid-1950s, the river became the place for large hydro-electric facilities, large-scale flooding, and population resettlement. A decade later, the federal government began working on pilot irrigation projects that would lead to areas described today as the Brazilian California. Hydro-power for Brazilian cities such as Recife and Salvador and irrigation for grapes and mangoesdoi:10.1017/cbo9780511920677.009 fatcat:w4lsi3fhvncfzkhioi24ttjapq