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An extensive savanna region of south-central Brazil. Originally providing habitat for a wide assortment of wildlife, much of the Cerrado is now used as rangeland for grazing cattle.
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a vast area of tropical savanna in Brazil
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The Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (Embrapa) was a key reason for this extraordinary growth, literally changing the landscape of Brazil to increase the cultivation of the cerrado, Brazil's savannah.
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