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A document points out that world agriculture will have to increase food production by 70% between now and 2050 to meet the needs of a population estimated at 9.7 billion people. The statement was made by Alan Bojanic, representative of FAO (Food and
Agriculture Organization of the United Nations) in Brazil.
World's second largest agricultural exporter and one of the world's leading suppliers
Brazil is already the third largest food producer, after China and the United States, and is the second largest exporter, behind the United States. But it can do more. It has many areas legally arable and available, has a favorable climate for production practically all 12 months of the year and has the technological know-how to produce in originally infertile soils of low-latitude tropical climates. Because of this potential, Brazil is considered by the world society as the main hope for the production of the additional food that will be needed worldwide in the next 30 years.
The global expectation is that Brazil will contribute 40% of the planet's future additional food demand. Brazil is in a position to take on this challenge, not only because of the availability of land, favorable climate and abundance of water, but also because of the efficiency and sustainability of its production processes, which has attracted the attention of global society, given its status as a tropical and emerging country.
Brazil is the 5th country in population, with 200 million inhabitants, and the 9th economy in the world in terms of GDP.
"Brazil is increasingly perceived as a reliable and relevant partner in ensuring food security, a role that has gained even more prominence in the face of the challenges of the pandemic. When many countries reduced their exports, Brazil continued to supply food to the world. The country can expand its portfolio of exported products in potential markets such as China, India and North African countries," says Grazielle Parenti, president of ABIA's Board of Directors.
Source: Canal Rural
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