The advance of sustainability in soil management and environmental preservation, the emission of low carbon and the positive indicators of food production, which guarantee security to combat the hunger in the world, were some of the issues discussed during the lecture of the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply (Mapa) Mendes Ribeiro Filho. The lecture took place yesterday at the Marriott Square in London, during the FT Sustainable Agriculture Summit. The event counted with the Brazilian participation of representatives of ethanol, livestock (beef and poultry), citrus and soybean production and has expanded the discussion panel, and revealed Brazil on increasing ascension in the international scenario.
The challenges and innovations on the context of increasing the agricultural production presented in lectures with the authorities of the European Commission of Economic Community (ECEC), in addition to other segments, caused great expectations among the participants, especially in the aspects raised about the biofuel and the preservation of native forests – and consequently, the legislation confinement on the acquisition of land by foreigners – transgenic, in addition to the theme of the moment: the approval of the Forest Code.
Mendes Ribeiro Filho highlighted the Brazil Without Misery program of Dilma Rousseff’s government, which seeks to fight hunger and extreme poverty in Brazil. In rural areas, the minister recalled programs like the ‘Green Aid’, Brazil Rural Network and the Agriculture of Low Carbon Emission. “From North to South of Brazil, these programs are allied to the environmental protection and further income to the rural areas”, he said.
30 March 2012