Brazil has been experiencing a lot of growth and development in many aspects. The country was recently recognized as one of the countries to supply the highest percentage of food and agricultural products in the world.
Despite its many developments, the country is always looking for new methods and technology that will help them grow a lot more, especially in the agricultural sector.
Facts about Brazil’s Agriculture
Food and agricultural products are abundant in Brazil. The country has been considered the leading supplier of various agricultural products like beef, ethanol, cotton, soybean and cellulose. The bounteous amount of these resources contributes a lot in the agriculture business which gives employment to many Brazilians. In fact, this sector covers 1/3 of the total employment rate of the country.
The production of these agricultural goods makes up a total of 30% of the production value.
The large domestic consumer market and export are expected to drive growth in the country’s economy. Some of the fastest growing segments in the sector are meat and beverages which are approximately 40% of the total food industry.
The south region of Brazil, specifically the state of Paraná, is dominated by some of the largest agricultural cooperatives in the world. Coamo Agroindustrial Cooperative is a company that comprises 3.6% of total agricultural production in the country. Its production focuses mainly on soybean, corn, wheat, and coffee.
Another major cooperative is the C. Vale Cooperativa Agroindustrial. Its main products include milk, chicken, cassava, and swine. Cooperativa Agroindustrial Lar is a company that produces soybean, corn, chicken, and swine. The company also manages 15 supermarkets.
Other major agricultural cooperatives in Brazil are Cocamar Cooperativa Agroindustrial, SLC Participacoes S.A., and Cooperativa Agroindustrial dos Produtores Rurais do Sudoeste Goiano.
Some big food companies in Brazil are; JBS S.A., BRF S.A., Ambev S.A., Marfrig Global Foods S.A., Bunge Alimentos S.A., and Cargill Agricola S.A. These companies produce mainly animal proteins and processed foods.
Industry Drivers and Consumer Trends
To sustain the rapid growth of the food and agriculture sector of the country, the government continues to invest a large amount of money in searching new and more efficient manufacturing technologies.
Food regulations and environmental policies also rule the industry. This is a chance for food suppliers and producers to not only lead in the food industry, but also in responsible manufacturing.
As the sector undergoes a lot of development, the consumers also become more aware and more conscious about the products and goods they consume. They now know more about which products to trust regarding its quality and health benefits.
Today, Brazil is not only renowned for its rich customs and tradition, but the country is now known for its ample and abundant resources. For the next years to come, Brazil will be expected to continue performing excellently based on country data, making it the largest supplier of food and agricultural products globally.