ApexBrasil sponsored the forum, with the business director also speaking on the panel on the future of farming and agriculture through the lens of international trade
SAO PAULO, July 25, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The fifth edition of the Global Agribusiness Forum kicked off today in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Over the next two days, professionals, leaders and investors from the agribusiness sector will gather for thought-provoking discussions centered around food security, resilience and sustainable food systems, reducing food waste and more. ApexBrasil, Brazil’s Trade and Investment Promotion Agency, is a long-standing sponsor of the Global Agribusiness Forum, along with other organizations that support and contribute to growth, innovation and sustainability in the global agriculture industry.
Lucas Fiuza, Business Director of ApexBrasil, will participate in a panel during the Business Environment and Market Access Forum. Along with other senior leaders – including an ambassador Suresh ReddyIndian Ambassador to Brazil; Alfredo Paseiro, Board Member, Mayzal and Executive Director, ASA – Argentine Seed Growers Association; and Juan Manuel San ClementeCoordinator of the Agriculture Program at the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of Colombia – Fiuza will talk about how governments can transform agriculture. Specifically, the esteemed panel will cover how helping farmers build linkages at every stage of the production chain can enable them to more effectively access lucrative trade markets around the world.
Other notable panels will focus on timely and pressing topics, featuring other notable Brazilian speakers from the public and private sectors, such as Leonardo Bichara RochaSenior Agricultural Economist for the World Bank in Brazil, Marian Crespolini, PhD in Economic Development and former director of the Brazilian Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food Supply, and Adriana Arulo, CEO of SAP Brasil, just to name a few. Sessions range from debating case studies of effective regulations and public policies that work, to the opportunities that exist to build links between family farming businesses and the larger global agribusiness industry, to how to better use and conserve natural resources such as water and soil and how biotechnology has the power and potential to change the future of agriculture, fisheries and forestry.
Ahead of the forum, Fiuza noted: “The urgency of the conversation about how to feed future generations has never been greater. Over the next 30 years, the world’s population will increase by two billion people, ultimately resulting in an increase of 56%. in food demand compared to demand in 2010. Recent global events have the potential to exacerbate this further, with global food prices reportedly rising by nearly 34% June 2022 compared to January 2021due to supply chain disruptions, the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and political uncertainty in Europe. Brazil plays an important role in discussions to reverse these trends. Consider this FAO and OECD class Brazil as the world’s second largest supplier of food and agricultural products. By 2050, experts predict Brazil will become the largest supplier of food to the world, contributing up to 40% of global food production. Brazil estimates that it has the capacity to increase crop production by 266% in 40 years with the help of foreign investors, new trade relations and emerging technologies.”
The Global Agribusiness Forum is an important gathering of minds organized by several leading Brazilian organizations to address challenges and discuss solutions to build a more sustainable social, economic and environmental future. For all agribusiness professionals wishing to attend the forum today and/or tomorrow, registration is still open and available here. To learn more about other trade sectors supported by ApexBrasil, visit: http://www.apexbrasil.com.br/en/trade-sectors.
The Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency (ApexBrasil) works to promote Brazilian products and services abroad and to attract foreign investment in strategic sectors of the Brazilian economy. ApexBrasil organizes several initiatives aimed at promoting Brazilian exports abroad. The Agency’s efforts include trade and prospective missions, business rounds, support for the participation of Brazilian companies in major international trade fairs, organizing technical visits of buyers and opinion makers to learn more about the Brazilian manufacturing structure, and other selected activities , designed to strengthen the branding of the country abroad. ApexBrasil also plays a leading role in attracting foreign direct investment (FDI). Brazil, working to identify business opportunities, promote strategic events and provide support to foreign investors wishing to allocate resources in Brazil. ApexBrasil is an agency affiliated with the Brazilian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Itamaraty).
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