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Brazil excels at agrifood production and exports, study reveals

Thursday, June 3rd 2021 - 08:28 UTC
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A study released Wednesday by the Brazilian Agricultural Research Company (Embrapa) of the national Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply showed the country was the world's fourth-largest grain producers in the world, it was announced. Read full article


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  • Brasileiro

    With the burned lands of the Pantanal and the Amazon, Brazil will increase the cultivated area by 15% over the next 3 years. As productivity per hectare is 75% higher than that of China and 50% higher than that of North America, Brazil will double its share of the global market by 2030.

    Jun 03rd, 2021 - 02:01 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • FortHay

    I have no access to facts about land in the 'burned Pantanal and the Amazon', but I have witnessed the changes brought on in the Northeast. A reservoir in Assu, RN created a large region of productive export fruit crop on fertile soil, finally with reliable water. Similarly, a vast region in the former scrublands of the interior of RN and Ceara have become booming growing areas due to proper irrigation and modern agricultural practices. While criticism focuses on the 'evil' agribusinesses that capitalize these operations, what I have witnessed is a profound change in the standard of living for the local population as a result. People who used to exist on the margin of starvation with subsistence agriculture, now have steady incomes, proper infrastructure and access to schooling and health care. A case in point, the region around Baraunas, RN was once the basket case of the state and a true sorrow to see. Now, towns are growing, kids wear shoes and go to school, folks build brick homes and ride on mopeds instead of skinny donkeys, women have washers at home instead of scrubbing on the rocks by the river, infant mortality has become rare and trucks are hauling melons on paved roads to markets nationally and overseas. It is difficult to argue with success.

    Jun 03rd, 2021 - 02:37 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brasileiro

    Time of PRONAF and Federal Government investments, Sir.

    There is no more budget for PRONAF. The Government of Bolsonaro has as its allies export agribusiness that needs the forest and pesticides to evolve.

    Jun 03rd, 2021 - 02:47 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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