The action is designed to enhance the image of the product from Brazil in the Arab country, which is one of the premier markets for Brazilian exporters.
Sales of eggs from Brazil to other countries amounted to 5,500 tons in the first quarter of the year. The UAE was the biggest buyer, but its imports also declined.
Delegation visited meat processing plants in several states and met with the minister of Agriculture, Blairo Maggi. ‘The impression was very good,’ he said.
In the first quarter of the year, sales to the region increased by 12% to USD 2.029 billion over the comparable period in 2016.
Foreign sales of the Brazilian product totaled USD 501 million, an increase of 22%. In comparison to March of last year, however, sales declined 3%.
Revenue from foreign sales widened although volume went down. Lebanon, Syria and Jordan were the top Arab buyers of Brazilian coffee.
Surveys bring auspicious news regarding the harvest in Brazil. IBGE sees output increasing by 25% this year, and Conab estimates that the 2016/2017 crop will be 22% larger than the last one.
The event will take place in Giza on May 13. The country is pushing to broaden farming boundaries in a drive to increase output and foreign sales.
The statement was made by the minister of Agriculture, Blairo Maggi. He was referring to the countries that had imposed some type of ban on Brazilian products after operation Carne Fraca.
Foreign sales reached 386,400 tons in March, up 4% from the year-ago period. Industry association ABPA said a bribery scheme probe was a factor. Revenue was up 13.6% to USD 661.3 million.