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The global reach of Brazilian agriculture

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Brazilian agriculture on 10 percent of the world’s tables

A new study by the Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (Embrapa), shows that the country’s agricultural products reach roughly 773 million people around the world — just under 10 percent of the global population. The findings are based on grain and oilseed production data.

Why it matters. Agriculture was the only economic sector to post positive numbers in 2020. Amid a 4.1-percent GDP skid, the sector grew 2 percent...

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