Government guarantees Brazil won’t face food shortages

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Agriculture Minister Tereza Cristina said on Wednesday that Brazil’s agribusiness sector has not been hit by the coronavirus outbreak—and that food supply will continue. “Brazil is a major producer, and no negative outlook is warranted regarding food shortages,” said Ms. Cristina.

According to the National Supply Company (Conab), Brazil’s 2020–2021 grain harvest is estimated at 252 million tons, a 4.1-percent bump from the 2019–2020 period.

Monitoring carried out by the Agriculture Ministry has not found any indication of possible food shortages in Brazil.