Brazil’s minister of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply Blairo Maggi will visit several countries, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, included.
One week after the launching of operation Carne Fraca, the Brazilian Animal Protein Association (ABPA) association expects a decline in exports due to suspensions.
‘We’re committed to transparency and engaged in the search for clarifications so all parts interested are informed on the course of events,’ said the organization’s president, Rubens Hannun.
To corporate associations, isolated cases cannot ‘contaminate’ the industry’s image as a whole. President Michel Temer says that operation Carne Fraca is investigating only 21 slaughterhouses out of 4,800.
Three professionals from the Ministry of Agriculture should be assigned to promote agribusiness in Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Morocco. They will also work in the UAE, Qatar, Oman, Bahrain, Kuwait and Algeria.
That should be the Gross Production Value in Brazil this year. The calculation is based on the average price paid to producers.
According to the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE), the poultry slaughtering numbers hit 5.86 million last year, a record of the historical series started in 1997. Egg production was also a record.
Shipments of Brazilian products totaled USD 1.336 billion in the first two months. The region was the third largest market for the country in the period.
Sales to the region reached USD 38.4 million in the first two months of this year, a 27% increase compared with January and February of last year.
According to the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE), 224.2 million tons of grains will be harvested in Brazil this year, with soy, maize and rice making up over 90% of total output.
Software company Sypron Solutions is represented in business matchmaking sessions at Expodireto Cotrijal, in Rio Grande do Sul. Its goal is to find partners and sell in Brazil.