Brazilian grains and cotton company announces first international operation in Moçambique

Brazilian company SLC Agricola is starting their internationalization process in Mozambique. The company’s first move is to grow soybeans, said company president, Arlindo Moura, speaking to Brazilian newspaper Valor Economico.

Coton rarvest

Why Moçambique?

After examination of several countries -namely Colombia, Paraguay and Uruguay, Russia, Ukraine and also other African countries – the administration of SLC Agricola decided for Mozambique for its greater political stability and incentives from the government. In Mozambique land is state-owned and SLC got a  public concession of use for 50 years against payment of a symbolic value.

About SLC Agrícola

SLC Agrícola, founded in 1977 by SLC Group, is an agricultural producer, focusing on cotton, soybean and corn. The company has 14 production units strategically located in six Brazilian states and its business model is based on a large-scale, modern, production system, with standardized production units, thoroughly up-to-date technology and rigorous cost controls, underpinned by social and environmental responsibility.

German DNA

SLC Group was founded in 1945 in the city of Horizontina, State of Rio Grande do Sul, by three families of German immigrants.

About Hildete Vodopives

Hildete de Moraes Vodopives is founder of Brazil Global and of the Harvard Strategists Group. She is a fellow researcher of the Centre Roland Mousnier at the Sorbonne University and a member of the Brazilian Investment Analysts Association (APIMEC-Rio), where she served as Corporate Relations Director and later, on the board. Hildete advises companies and investment agencies in international business development.
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2 Responses to Brazilian grains and cotton company announces first international operation in Moçambique

  1. Hildete,

    Brazilian companies going abroad… You know all about this subject, don’t you?

    Great post!


  2. Understanding the international environment and becoming and international company might be “the” challenge to many Brazilian companies. Domestic market is great, ok. It should be so for many many years. But should we not take advantage of the opportunities abroad? Yet, going abroad for business is not natural for Brazilians.
    (You provoked me… now I should turn this comment into a post!)
    thanks Rico.


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