Feeding the World in a Sustainable Way: Brazil's Agricultural Challenge

Event Date: 
April 26, 2017

Brazil, a leading agriculture producer and exporter, is expected in the coming years to supply to up to 40 percent of the increased global demand for food as the Earth’s population grows from the current 7.5 billion to a projected 9.5 billion by 2050. How to do this sustainably is the main question in a vital and ongoing debate encompassing food security, land use, energy, production models, climate and preservation of its abundant water and biodiversity. The challenge has been tackled thus far with innovative policies and initiatives that, while at times controversial, have yielded impressive results, including: increasing production without opening new land, landscape restoration and the protection of forests, and the certification of sustainable land use and food production, thanks to new models of cooperation between producers, scientific institutions, non-governmental and state and federal government.

On Wednesday April 26, 10:30am to 12:00pm, at the Wilson Center in Washington, DC, the president of the Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency (Apex-Brasil), Ambassador Roberto Jaguaribe, will discuss the country’s strategy, and the challenges and opportunities it presents for international cooperation in the field of sustainable and competitive agribusiness. A career diplomat, Mr. Jaguaribe served previously as the Brazilian ambassador to the United Kingdom and China.

This event will also be webcast.


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