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The study includes four sections: i)
brief production background; ii) description of the
Argentine soybean value chain; iii) evolution of the main
policies and institutional regimes in Argentina; iv) lessons
learned related to the political economy and the industrial
organization. The study describes the main policies
implemented in Argentina during the last two decades which
had impact on the structure of the soybean value chain and
its performance. The dramatic changes registered in some of
such policies, as well as in the international scenario,
provide interesting background to better understand the
evolution and performance of the Argentine industry in the
global soybean value chain.