Brazil Weekly

Agribusiness sees growth during pandemic

This week, we are covering Brazil’s economic outlier: the agribusiness sector. And a trial that will be pivotal for evangelical communities engaging in politics.

Brazilian agribusiness knows no crisis

The 2020 recession is expected to be acute — perhaps the worst on record. GDP projections predict contractions ranging between 6.5 and 9 percent. Industrial output should shrink by 7.9 percent, while services, Brazil’s biggest employing sector, is expected to have a 5.5-percent fall. One sector, however, remains strong: agribusiness. The National Agriculture Confederation, one of the most powerful lobbies in Brasília, expects the sector’s GDP to grow 2.5 percent,...

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