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“Brazil needs fertilizers to help feed the world, we can't condemn Russia” admits Bolsonaro

Wednesday, July 27th 2022 - 09:45 UTC
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Bolsonaro described Brazil's position as of “equilibrium”, before a global forum on agribusiness in Sao Paulo Bolsonaro described Brazil's position as of “equilibrium”, before a global forum on agribusiness in Sao Paulo

Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro reiterated his opposition to economic sanctions against Russia and described the Brazilian government's position in the Ukrainian conflict as one of “equilibrium” since Brazil needs a steady supply of Russian fertilizers for its powerful agribusiness sector.

 “We are not going to adhere to sanctions against Russia. We will continue with our equilibrium position because without that delicate equilibrium, in this issue today we would not have fertilizers for are agriculture,” underscored Bolsonaro.

This was the position made public by the Brazilian leader during his participation and speech at the “Global Agribusiness Forum 2022” held in Sao Paulo.

Bolsonaro insisted on the decision to have trade links with Russia to ensure the production of cereals, oilseeds and other food commodities, “without fertilizers the food production guarantee would be threatened, and likewise the lives of a billion people in our world”.

The leader also recalled that last December his government launched a national program for the production of fertilizers in Brazil, for local agriculture, “looking for alternatives to the import of this basic input”.

“We have launched a massive program of alternatives, including the possibility of the commercial exploitation of seaweed,” he revealed to the hundreds of farmers'000 corporation top managers and exporters.

Brazil is the largest Latin American economy and the world's main producer and exporter of soybeans and the leading exporter of animal protein.

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  • Brasileiro

    This idiot named Bolsonaro closed the only three nitrogen fertilizer factories that Brazil owned and sold to the Russians the fertilizer factory that was in the final stages of construction that would give us self-sufficiency in fertilizers. Factory located in MS and currently closed!

    Jul 27th, 2022 - 02:12 pm 0
  • imoyaro

    Which means the Russians can sell you fertilizer. What's wrong with that, Brasso? You like doing business with Russia, am I right?

    Jul 27th, 2022 - 07:36 pm 0
  • Brasileiro

    I like to do business with every country in the world. However, Asian countries do not impose as many restrictions on trade as Europe and North America do.

    Also, Russia does not pay us in dollars. What a significant advantage.

    Jul 27th, 2022 - 09:50 pm 0
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