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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. Why Moçambique? After examination of several countries -namely Colombia, Paraguay and … Continue reading

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A couple of notes on Brazilian agribusiness

  Agrifirma, the Brazilian farmland investment company, announced a new joint venture with Fundo Brasil Agonegocio, one of Brazil’s biggest private equity investors. The new fund, Agrifirma Brasil Agropecuaria, will receive an $82m investment in Agrifirma’s existing projects. Notedly, huge areas … Continue reading

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BBC: “Brazil eases rules on conserving Amazon rainforest”

BBC came out with an interesting article about the polemic amended law Brazil’s Chamber of Deputies has voted to ease restrictions on the amount of land farmers must preserve as forest. The amended law also grants some amnesties for previous … Continue reading

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Brazilian fruit at Gulfood 2011: a 226% increase in sales

Project “Brazilian Fruit” exceeded a lot the expectations for Gulfood 2011. Businesses were closed on the order of $ 7.5 million in the event, which represented an increase of 226% compared to last year. The number of contacts also increased about 40%, … Continue reading

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Brazilian fruit producers attend the Gulfood 2011 in Dubai

Brazilian fruit producers are in Dubai this week looking for business at Gulfood 2011, the largest food sector fair in the Arab. Coordinated by the Brazilian Fruit Institute – Ibraf, in partnership with the Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency – … Continue reading

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Global agriculture in focus

The Global Forum on Agriculture begins today in Paris. Staged by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), it aims to identify how governments can speed agricultural development and tackle poverty and food insecurity. The program has very little on … Continue reading

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Brazil’s agricultural miracle

The Economist has a briefing on Brazilian farms. Even more striking than the fact of its success has been the manner of it. Brazil has followed more or less the opposite of the agro-pessimists’ prescription. For them, sustainability is the … Continue reading

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