Turning Brazil into an agricultural powerhouse

The challenge of feeding a growing population was in the center of Malthus problem theory.  This large subject will be addressed by a panel during the World Economic History Congress in Boston. Our group will discuss the history of food production, processing and trade from a global perspective, focusing on the effective role of scientificContinue reading “Turning Brazil into an agricultural powerhouse”

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 Uruguay, Russia, Ukraine and also other African countries – the administration of SLC Agricola decidedContinue reading “Brazilian grains and cotton company announces first international operation in Moçambique”

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 of undeveloped land in Brazil’s Bahia region.   Keep an eye on the gouvernement NoContinue reading “A couple of notes on Brazilian agribusiness”

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 deforestation. Supporters say Brazil needs land to boost agricultural production, while environmentalists say destruction ofContinue reading “BBC: “Brazil eases rules on conserving Amazon rainforest””

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%, both in the booth visitations and contacts made. The organization’s estimate is that over the nextContinue reading “Brazilian fruit at Gulfood 2011: a 226% increase in sales”