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Public policies for a competitive and sustainable insertion of Brazilian agribusiness in the world

Agribusiness accounts for 27% of the Brazilian GDP, 20% of the jobs and almost half of the country’s exports. It is the most globalized sector of the economy and, for this reason, it faces increasingly complex challenges that cut across fields such as competitiveness, governance, market access and the environment. Brazilian agribusiness still lacks structural reforms, which are closely linked to its insertion in an uncertain global context. These uncertainties, in turn, are related to post-pandemic recovery, to the credibility of multilateralism, and to the course of global geopolitics as a consequence of the ongoing armed conflict on the one hand and of the threat of climate change on the other. 

Considering these strains, the present paper aims to give directions on the transformations and challenges of the dynamics of Brazilian agribusiness’ global insertion, and to offer recommendations that may guide public administrators on actions and strategies that may lead Brazil to live up to its full potential as a global agri-environmental player.

Agribusiness accounts for 27% of the Brazilian GDP, 20% of the jobs and almost half of the country’s exports. It is the most globalized sector of the economy and, for this reason, it faces increasingly complex challenges that cut across fields such as competitiveness, governance, market access and the environment. Brazilian agribusiness still lacks structural reforms, which are closely linked to its insertion in an uncertain global context. These uncertainties, in turn, are related to post-pandemic recovery, to the credibility of multilateralism, and to the course of global geopolitics as a consequence of the ongoing armed conflict on the one hand and of the threat of climate change on the other. 

Considering these strains, the present paper aims to give directions on the transformations and challenges of the dynamics of Brazilian agribusiness’ global insertion, and to offer recommendations that may guide public administrators on actions and strategies that may lead Brazil to live up to its full potential as a global agri-environmental player.

Participants in this publication

Marcos Jank
International Advisory Board

Senior Professor of Agribusiness at INSPER

Amanda Araújo Pinto
Researcher at Insper Agro Global

Camila Dias de Sá
Research fellow at the Global Agribusiness Center at Insper, Sao Paulo.

Claudia Cheron Koenig
Senior Researcher at Insper Agro Global

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