Brazil will be the largest food producer in the world until 2020, defended the president of the Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (Embrapa) to highlight that the country must seize the favorable environment for international cooperation with developing countries.
"The trend in Brazil is to be the biggest 'player' world. We have all conditions to do so in a sustained manner and maintain the strength in terms of biodiversity, "said Peter Arraes a meeting with the foreign press.
The country, according to the president of Embrapa, should better use its natural resources and "contribute effectively to supply food in the world," a concept that combines "sustainable agriculture to preserve the environment."
Embrapa, linked to the Brazilian Ministry of Agriculture was established in 1973 and has an important task for international cooperation in technology transfer to African countries.
Among its areas of intervention, especially the Nacala Development Corridor (CDN), in northern Mozambique, strategic region southeast Africa.
"Maybe it's the first true partnership south-south-north to Mozambique in the Nacala Corridor which has a climate very similar to certain areas of Brazil and that 35 years ago was considered an empty and had no production."
Still in early stages of planning and mapping of the region with the satellite resources, the partnership between Brazil, Japan and Mozambique will require an investment of infrastructure and technical support tailored to a tropical climate.
"The teams conduct visits to Brazil and Mozambique is being defined which can be planted and what type of crop such as beans, soybeans and rice," explained Arraes.
The strategy for the development of the region will be different from the one established in Brazil, but Peter Arraes believes that "some of the technologies can be applied because the soil type and rainfall are identical."
In the program, Japan will invest 300 million dollars (234 million) in infrastructure and the Brazilian government will invest about $ 10 million (7.8 million) in technical support.
With 68 bilateral agreements signed with 37 countries and involving 64 institutions and 20 other multilateral agreements, international requests for cooperation of the Brazilian entity has been "great," explained the same controller to highlight the need for better organization for responding to requests.