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Minister of Agriculture presents investment opportunities in Brazilian agribusiness to foreign companies

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Minister Tereza Cristina (Agriculture, Livestock and Supply) met on Friday (14), by videoconference, with members of the Business Council for International Understanding (BCIU). In addition to presenting the current scenario of Brazilian agribusiness, the minister spoke about investment opportunities in the sector.

The minister commented that, even in the midst of global crises in public health and the economy, the agricultural sector has been standing out, with record numbers of grain harvest and increase in exports. According to her, Brazil has developed a model of tropical agriculture based on technological development and a solid legal framework. "We are working to make Brazil the main food supplier in the world, guaranteeing global food security with sustainability and sanity," said Tereza Cristina.

Regarding new instruments and green finance, the minister recalled Law 13.986 / 2020, which modernizes the financing policy of Brazilian agribusiness, reducing the bureaucratic access of rural producers to credit and opening up new possibilities for raising funds. She also spoke about the memorandum of understanding with the Climate Bonds Initiative (CBI), to intensify the green finance segment in Brazil.

“We have built a Sustainable Brazilian Agribusiness Investment Plan with the identification of criteria necessary for projects to have access to these resources. We are in the dialogue phase with investors, certifiers, issuers and regulators to learn about their real needs, especially those of investors, ”he said.

The investment opportunities in infrastructure were also presented by the minister. She recalled that for the period 2020 to 2022, investments of US $ 8.7 billion are foreseen for infrastructure works in ports, highways, railways and waterways with great impact on the agricultural sector. "Brazil expects investments from infrastructure partners, mainly in logistics, from various partners in the world to support Brazilian agriculture."

BCIU is a non-partisan organization that works to expand the international market and trade. It assists 200 member companies to engage internationally and facilitate mutually beneficial relationships between business and government leaders around the world.


Tereza Cristina recalled that Brazil developed a model of tropical agriculture based on technological development and a solid legal framework, a model that allowed the country to become one of the main global players in agribusiness, preserving 66% of its national territory with native vegetation. "For our work agenda focused on sustainability to materialize, we will need foreign investments and technological partnerships".

According to the minister, Brazilian production should grow 40% by 2050, combined with a goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions of 40% compared to current levels. "This is the Brazilian goal, and I am sure that we will achieve it," he said.

The MAP's strategic priorities for the sustainability of Brazilian agriculture are guided by three pillars: land and environmental regularization; Encouraging the spread of tropical agricultural technologies; and Productive inclusion for income generation. "We are working hard to ensure the expansion of our production in a sustainable way," said the minister, adding that combating illegal deforestation is a priority of the Bolsonaro government.