Brazil plays an important role in the mission to guarantee food security and a sustainable future for the planet. It is this relevance that has brought important players in Brazilian agribusiness to Rome for the World Food Forum events.
This year, the theme of the event is “Agrifood system transformation accelerates climate action.” The focus is on the positive impacts that food systems can have on the environment.
The Brazilian embassy had its own panel on the program. Entitled ‘Bioeconomy: the catalyst for agrifood systems transformation,’ the session brought together high-level speakers and leading technical experts from governments, academia, civil society, and the private sector to discuss the link between a sustainable bioeconomy driven by innovations and agrifood systems transformation.
The Confederation of Agriculture and Livestock of Brazil (CNA) is taking part in the World Food Forum as both a panelist and a listener and researcher. “It’s a very important event for promoting innovation, science, and technology for agricultural and food production,” says Felipe Spaniol, CNA’s Business Intelligence and Advocacy Coordinator. He was one of the speakers on the panel ‘Food production and climate change – reducing the impact.’
In addition to the World Food Forum, the trip to Europe will allow the Brazilian representatives to hold meetings with stakeholders present in Rome, including members of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the international press, and other strategic meetings. The mission continues in Paris, where the Brazilian delegation will take part in other strategic appointments and be part of the seminar ‘Sustainable Food and Agriculture: Science Driving Resilience.’
The sustainability of Brazilian food production
Brazil is a country of continental proportions that includes a lot of diversity. In recent years, our ability to produce food has increased thanks to technology and strict internal protocols that guarantee the preservation of all our biomes.
Since the 1980s, the proportion of land dedicated to agriculture has grown by 70%, while our total productivity has grown by 384%. This means that our expertise allows us to produce more food on less land.
Another relevant point about Brazil’s commitment lies in our sustainability targets, which include zero deforestation in the Amazon by 2030 and all our commitments under the Paris Agreement, which include reducing emissions by 50% by 2030 and achieving climate neutrality by 2050.
It is with these parameters that Brazil has already reached 200 countries through food exports, always based on a reliable system of production standards.”