Brazil sets its sights on becoming world’s top grain exporter

Brazilian agricultural products already feed over 10 percent of the world's population, but researchers suggest there is room for further growth

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Warehouse in Alfenas, Minas Gerais. Photo: TPhotography/Shutterstock

Agribusiness has been the driving force of Brazil’s economy for some time now, and the only way is up for the country’s farmers and exporters. In the last ten years, Brazil’s share of the global food market rose from USD 20.6 billion to USD 100 billion. Estimates from the Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (Embrapa) suggest the country’s produce feeds over 10 percent of the world’s population.

When we look at data from the last 20 years, Brazilian grain production grew 210 percent, while global production grew 60 percent,” says Elisio Contini, a researcher from Embrapa’s Intelligence and...

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