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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Brazil to help Africa on food production

The North Africa Authorities and Brazilian government have entered a discourse on collaborative measures in the production of food in Africa, reports NaijaAgroNet.

The partnership was focus of the Brazil and North Africa – Opportunities in Agribusiness and Food Security seminar organized by the Brazil-Africa Institute with backing from the Arab Brazilian Chamber of Commerce which took place at the headquarters of the Federation of Industries of the State of São Paulo, Brazil, recently.

NaijaAgroNet gathered that the event was attended by dignitaries from African countries like Tunisia, Sudan, Mauritania, Morocco, Egypt, and, the Brazilian government officials, and executives from Brazilian enterprises that operate on the African continent.

Undersecretary General for Cooperation, Culture and Trade Promotion at Brazil’s Ministry of External Relations, Hadil Fontes da Rocha Vianna, gave some business analysis between Brazil and North Africa countries, pointing out the need to strengthen the relationship.

“Our trade with the [North African] sub-region countries is growing constantly, having gone from US$ 7.8 billion in 2010 to US$ 9.1 billion in 2014. For agriculture, over the same time frame, sales increased by 18.5%. In effect, at this time, over 70% of exports from Brazil to North Africa consist of agricultural products,” he revealed.


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