BRASÍLIA, Brazil, Aug. 3, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Apex-Brasil (the Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency), together with its partners from the private sector, today shared critical insights outlining the country's upward trajectory in agriculture and livestock production, despite recent challenges predicated by the COVID-19 pandemic. A series of seven factsheets highlights Brazil's continued advancements in agricultural technology, productivity and safety, which have positioned the country to effectively manage through the current crisis and prepare for a post-pandemic future.
These factsheets come out at a pivotal moment when the global agriculture market has been severely impacted by COVID-19. In fact, there's mounting evidence that suggests that an estimated 265 million people could face acute food insecurity by 2020 – up from an estimate of 136 million people prior to the pandemic. However, despite these alarming trends, Brazil's agricultural growth is showing no signs of slowing down. According to IPEA (the Ministry of Economy's Institute of Applied Economic Analysis), Brazil's agricultural sector is estimated to grow by 2.5% this year, with some private sector analysts estimating it could reach as high as 3%.
"For more than 40 years, Brazil has worked to establish itself as one of the main global players in farming and sustainability," said Sergio Segovia, President of Apex-Brasil. "Through longstanding investments in both small and large-scale agricultural innovation, we've been able to tap into the entrepreneurial spirit of Brazilian farmers across the country, recording significant productivity gains while ensuring quality of our crops and livestock. As you'll see from Apex-Brasil's newly released factsheets, our evolution in the agricultural sector is just beginning. I'm confident that our leadership in this area will continue to flourish in years to come."
The following key stats from the factsheets highlight the storied history of Brazil's agricultural successes, as well as set the stage for the country's international market growth both now and in the future:
Leveraging scientific innovation to increase agricultural yields:
Prioritizing food safety to become a trusted international partner:
Increasing productivity by maximizing the efficiency of existing resources:
To read more about the state of Brazil's agricultural industry, please visit http://www.apexbrasil.com.br/en/agriculture to access and download Apex-Brasil's recently released factsheets.
To learn more about Apex-Brasil, please visit: http://www.apexbrasil.com.br/en/home.
The Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency (Apex-Brasil) works to promote Brazilian products and services abroad, and to attract foreign investment to strategic sectors of the Brazilian economy. Apex-Brasil carries out diversified commercial promotion actions and works with public and private actors to develop the competitiveness of Brazilian companies and the country at large. Together with Brazilian Agribusiness Association (ABAG), Brazilian Beef Exporters Association (Abiec), Brazilian Association of Animal Protein (ABPA), Brazilian Agriculture And Livestock Confederation (CNA), Brazilian Rural Society (SRB) and Association of Sugarcane Industry (UNICA), Apex-Brasil works to educate and encourage sustainable agriculture practices in Brazil.
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