The Brazilian Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply (MAPA) has launched the Observatory of Brazilian Agriculture – a public online database that aims at improving access and monitoring of data and information on the performance of the agricultural sector. The platform also seeks to provide innovative solutions of information and communication technology in order to support decision-making processes by policy makers, private sector entities and civil society. The Observatory offers data on the main agricultural activities output, weather forecasts, rural credit, fishing and georeferenced images of the Brazilian rural area, amongst others. The database is available HERE
This live webinar, to be held February 8, will feature an overview of the 2022 Australian barley industry, insights into the Australian malting barley accreditation program and how to add value when using Australian malting barley. A Q&A session will include representatives from both Brazil and Australia to discuss ensuring grain quality, reliability, and safety. View the webinar page HERE
"Brazil will take the lead in corn production and export growth over the next ten years. Double use of the land, with one crop of soybeans and one crop of safrinha corn harvested within a twelve-month timeframe from the same field, allows safrinha area to increase on the back of established soybean area without necessitating expansion exclusively for sowing corn. This gives Brazilian corn production good financial margins and a uniquely sustainable value." Read the full report HERE
"JBS has a long and proud history of supporting and growing its Australian businesses – investing heavily in its local operations and domestic brands, while at the same time providing employment opportunities and supporting the regional economies in which we operate." Read the full article HERE / Source: ABC
Today, October 1 is International Coffee Day and it's worth highlighting how both Brazil and Australia feature heavily in global coffee markets: Brazil as the the world's top producer and Australia as a major consumer. Interestingly, this report came out just yesterday and warned of an approaching shortage as drought and frost have affected up to 20% of Brazil's recent harvests. A good snapshot of the looming crisis, with plenty of insight on the Brazilian coffee market. Read the article HERE / Source: ABC
"“Our acquisition of Huon enables us to further grow our Australian protein business and strengthen our presence with consumers and customers,” said JBS Australia’s President and Chief Executive Officer Brent Eastwood." Read the article HERE / Source: FoodProcessing.com.au
The Consulate General of Brazil in Sydney and the Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency (Apex-Brasil), in coordination with the Embassy of Brazil in Canberra, have launched a series of webinars organized to present the potential opportunities for cooperation in technology-intensive sectors such as ag-tech and fintech, to be held June 16 to 18.
The Consulate has requested the participation of ABCC members. For full details and registration links click HERE for the fintech webinar and HERE for ag-tech.
This important new report has been launched following an initiative by Associação Nuffield Brasil (NuffieldBR) supported by the Commonwealth through the Council on Australia Latin America Relations. View the full report HERE
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