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Brazilian agricultural technicians to go to France to learn

Staff Writer |
Technicians from the National Supply Company (Conab) will visit France as part of the cooperation agreement to learn more about innovative practices in the agricultural sector of the region.

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The idea is to help the technicians evaluate innovations produced by France and which may be applied by Brazilian farmers.

Purposes of the study include surveying methods of supporting trade in agribusiness products. To do so, they will visit the Rungis market in Paris, often called the "belly of the world" due to the wide variety of fresh products it offers.

The agenda also includes technical visits to a meat market and locations that provide information on agriculture and logistics, as well as meetings with local farmers from agricultural cooperatives. The analyses made on French soil will be added to the many studies already carried out in other countries. The findings will help the technicians prepare proposals for new agricultural policies for Brazil.

Agribusiness is one of the most relevant sectors to most countries’ economies. In Brazil, it represents around 6% of Gross Domestic Product (GDP), with Brazil accounting for 6.9% share of the international market. In France, 1.7% of GDP comes from agribusiness. ■

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