Brazilian Farmers and the Ministry of Agriculture promote dinner for Muslim countries






The event will be attended by the Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro

The Confederation of Agriculture and Livestock of Brazil (CNA) and the Ministry of Agriculture will promote a dinner for the ambassadors of nearly 40 Muslim countries this Wednesday (April 10), at the headquarters of Brazilian Farmers in Brasilia.

The objective is to strengthen commercial partnerships between Brazilian agriculture and the countries of the Muslim world.

The president of CNA, João Martins, and the Minister of Agriculture, Tereza Cristina, are the hosts of the event, which will also be attended by which will be attended by President Jair Bolsonaro, and the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ernesto Araújo.

Positive relations between Brazil and Muslim countries have ensured close contacts and partnerships in business, especially in the food and agricultural sectors.

In 2018, Brazil exported US$ 101.7 billion to the world in agricultural goods. If one considers “Muslim countries” a single group, it would occupy the third place amongst the main importers of Brazilian agricultural goods. The agribusiness sector accounts for 73% of Brazilian exports to the Muslim countries, which totaled US$ 16.4 billion in 2018.

Source: Brazilian Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food Supply (MAPA) | Made by SRI/CNA

On the other hand, Brazilian imports from the Muslim countries’ farming sectors amounted to US$ 1 billion in the same year. This value makes this group of countries the 6th largest suppliers of agricultural products to Brazil.

Over the last few years, exports of Brazilian products to these countries have increased significantly, reaching a record high in 2017, when Brazil exported US$ 19.1 billion.

Source: Brazilian Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food Supply (MAPA) | Made by SRI/CNA

At today’s dinner, Brazilian Farmers seeks to further strengthen these partnerships with the Muslim nations.  We will ensure that high quality, sustainable practices and the methods of cultivation and preparation of food, which are demanded by  are faithfully followed and fulfilled by the exporters.