Panel on expanding agricultural trade relations will be highlighted at the Abag-B3 Congress

Speakers will discuss the effects of the fragmentation process of global geopolitics on Brazilian agribusiness

08.07.2024 | 15:04 (UTC -3)
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The panel "Fragmented Club: will Brazil be associated?", of the 23rd Brazilian Agribusiness Congress (CBA), to be held on August 5th, in a hybrid format, will have an intense debate on what Brazil's position will be in the face of the scenario current political situation, with tensions between the United States and China, armed conflicts, increased trade restrictions, which increase food insecurity and energy insecurity, and the spread of precautionary legislation. The event is promoted by Abag (Brazilian Agribusiness Association) and B3, the Brazilian stock exchange, and registrations can be made on the official website.

With the participation of Christopher Garman (executive director of Eurasia Group for the Americas), Cristiano Noronha (vice-president of Arko Advice), Roberto Rodrigues special ambassador of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations - FAO and Advisor to Abag) and Sueme Mori (director of International Relations at the Confederation of Agriculture and Livestock of Brazil - CNA), the panel, moderated by journalist William Waack, will discuss the effects of this process of fragmentation of global geopolitics on Brazilian agribusiness, as well as what paths the country can take to expand its role as one of the largest producers and suppliers of food, fiber and renewable energy on the planet.

In this sense, the Brazilian stance has always been based on dialogue and understanding with different nations and economic blocs, in order to establish commercial partnerships that benefit the societies involved. However, currently, the formation of a group of countries is gaining ground, which come closer together due to the location or internationalization of production chains, causing disruption in global trade relations.

The CBA 2024 program will also feature the Geopolitics and Sustainability panel, the Competitiveness and Opportunities round table and the inaugural lecture on Biocompetitiveness (central theme of the event). Abag AG will pay tribute to the former Minister of Agriculture, Marcos Montes, who will receive the Ney Bittencourt de Araújo Award – Agribusiness Personality. The Norman Borlaug Prize - Sustainability will be given to professor Carlos Eduardo Pellegrino Cerri, from the Department of Soil Science at the Luiz de Queiroz School of Agriculture at the University of São Paulo (Esalq/USP) and director of CCarbon (Center for Carbon Studies in Tropical Agriculture).

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