The Middle East is one of Brazil’s major markets, and Brazilian farmers have a lot to offer regarding food and beverages. Since last February, they have been even more present in the region, with a new business office established in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE).
This is the Brazilian Agriculture and Livestock Confederation (CNA)’s third International Office, aiming to support Brazilian rural companies with business intelligence and develop business opportunities with strategic partners, not only in the UAE but in all Middle East countries.
In fact, the Arab world is an important historical partner for Brazilian farmers. The business between Brazil and the Middle East keeps increasing, as shown in our monthly trade balance report. Last year, Brazil exported around US$ 7.2 billion in agricultural products to the region, being the second-largest food supplier right after India. Chicken meat, sugar cane, and corn are the main products sent to the Arab world, and the goal is to expand that range of products.
“In Brazil, you can find unique flavors in organic and healthy products for retail, coffee shops, restaurants, and hotels. So, if you are looking for information or contacts of qualified Brazilian producers of fruits and vegetables, coffee, nuts, honey, dairy, and much more, now you can count on CNA’s Office here in Dubai,” says Rafael Gratão, head of CNA’s International Office in Dubai. “We can coordinate missions from here and give support for Brazilian producers to engage in relevant trade fairs such as Gulfood and Expo Dubai,” he adds.
There are two other CNA International Offices in strategic destinations for Brazilian agribusiness: one in China and one in Singapore. These representations aim not only to increase the business with those countries but also to serve as hubs to other destinations.
International Offices are important tools for Agro.BR members. With this project, small and medium agribusinesses are able to train and export with full support from specialists prioritizing different sectors, such as honey, coffee, fruits, cocoa, and dairy, among others.