The European flour millers visit their counterparts in Brazil
A delegation of European flour millers went to Sao Paulo in September 2013. The objective was to discover the rising agri-business power, which today increasingly impacts the global supply & demand of agricultural commodities.
Overview of Brazil Agribusiness
Brazil is widely considered an economic success story among emerging markets. Some analysts say its economy may become the 5th-largest by 2016. Agriculture in Brazil represents only about 5% of GDP of the country, but the food industry represents 1/4 of GDP and 40% of its exports. Other rising giants, most notably China, cannot get enough of Brazil's soybeans and beef, its two signature exports. Also in the 2012/13 season Brazil was the world's largest maïze exporter, accounting for more than 25% of the world trade total. That is pretty amazing for a country that exported about 4 million tonnes of maïze a decade ago with a market share of around 6%.
- Understanding the Brazil agribusiness: what are the drivers, the main issues and the perspectives? exchange with Jose Rezende, PriceWaterhouseCoopers Agribusiness Brazil
- Overview of grains & oilseeds in South America, exchange with Renato Rasmussen, Food & Agribusiness Research & Advisory, Food & Agribusiness Research (Banco Rabobank International Brasil SA)
- Wheat in Brazil, exchange with Giuliano Tozzi, Head of Specialty and Local Crops, Syngenta Brazil
Flour milling & baking in Brazil
- Facts & figures about the Brazil flour milling industry, exchange with Sergio Amaral, President of ABITRIGO (and President of the China-Brazil Business Council, former Minister and Ambassador to England and France)
- Presentation of the Brazil Bakery Sector, exchange with Jose Batista de Oliveira, President of the Brazilian Baker’s Association (ABIP)
Industrial sites visited by the EFM Delegation
- Bunge Moema Plant in Orindiúva, producing sugar and bioethanol and its sugar cane plantation
- Anaconda Flour Mill in Sao Paulo