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27/02/2018 - 19:49hs

Plan designed to boost fruit exports

Brazil’s Ministry of Agriculture launched a new initiative this Tuesday. Although the country is the world’s third biggest producer, it ranks 23rd when it comes to foreign sales.

São Paulo – Brazil’s Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply launched this Tuesday (27) National Fruit Industry Development Plan. One of its goals is to increase exports. The Ministry said foreign sales of fruit peaked in 2008, at USD 1 billion, and then never reached that level again.

According to the Ministry, Brazil is the world’s third biggest fruit-producing country, but only th 23rd biggest exporter. One of the plan’s goals is to increase fresh fruit and fruit products exports to USD 2 billion by 2028.

A Consulting Committee was created, with input from the Ministry and four private sector organizations, to devise projects for the fruit industry. Besides exports, the plan is designed to improve fruit quality as well as boost output and domestic consumption.

*Translated by Gabriel Pomerancblum

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