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Insper Agro Global and FUNAG Launch Book on Global Agribusiness, With CEBRI's Support

Insper Agro Global and the Alexandre de Gusmão Foundation (FUNAG) are launching the book “O Brasil no Agronegócio Global – Reflexões sobre a inserção do agronegócio brasileiro nas principais macrorregiões do planeta”, with support from the Brazilian Center for International Relations (CEBRI).

Brazilian agribusiness began a trajectory of remarkable innovation and growth from the 1970s onwards. Its productivity has grown by around 3% per year over the last four decades, diversifying its product portfolio and increasing exports fivefold since 1990. Brazil has become the third-largest agribusiness exporter in the world, despite the absence of relevant international agreements.

Brazil developed the ability to domesticate tropical agriculture through a combination of research centers and private entrepreneurship. Public policy supported the training of technicians who were fundamental in this transformation of production methods.

It is an impressive development story that still deserves to be told in greater detail and contrasts with the difficulties of other economic sectors over the last 40 years.

In August 2019, Insper created the Global Agribusiness Center (Insper Agro Global), a Program of the Center for Public Policy and Management. Its objective is to carry out empirical studies on the evolution of global agribusiness as well as the challenges of the sector in Brazil, in addition to training public managers and private sector leaders.

In 2020, the Executive Education course “Brazil in Global Agribusiness” was created in partnership with FUNAG, linked to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Its objective was to analyze the research topics of the Program, such as the insertion of Brazilian production in world trade, competitiveness, health, and access to markets, among others.

The course was offered with a full scholarship to managers from the Ministries of Agriculture, Economy, and Foreign Affairs, in addition to Apex-Brazil. The virtual format enabled the participation of Brazilian public officials present in more than 20 countries, which allowed for an exchange of wide-ranging experiences.

This book brings together the nine studies that were carried out during the course, all aimed at analyzing competitive aspects, new trends, and proposals for strategic actions to promote Brazilian agribusiness in different regions:
Latin America, the United States and Canada, the European Union, Russia, the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, China, and Southeast Asia. The opening chapter summarizes findings and provides a macro view of the nine studies.

The works identify opportunities to expand the Brazilian agribusiness export basket towards new products and the need for greater market access. Strategic actions, however, vary with the specific characteristics of the different regions analyzed.

Insper Agro Global's mission is to help integrate private entrepreneurship, the experience of public managers in external relations, and applied research. This book is an example of its work.

The book launch will take place today, the 18th of November, at 6 pm. Register here! Read the book by clicking here.

CEBRI prepared nine reviews of each macro-region discussed in the book, which provide an overview of the region's context, the opportunities and challenges, and the authors' main recommendations. Check them out!

  • Latin America: read the review here.
  • United States and Canada: read the review here.
  • European Union: read the review here.
  • Russia: read the review here.
  • Middle East and North Africa (MENA): read the review here.
  • Sub-Saharan Africa: read the review here.
  • South Asia: read the review here.
  • China: read the review here.
  • Southeast Asia: read the review here.

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Insper Agro Global and the Alexandre de Gusmão Foundation (FUNAG) are launching the book “O Brasil no Agronegócio Global – Reflexões sobre a inserção do agronegócio brasileiro nas principais macrorregiões do planeta”, with support from the Brazilian Center for International Relations (CEBRI).

Brazilian agribusiness began a trajectory of remarkable innovation and growth from the 1970s onwards. Its productivity has grown by around 3% per year over the last four decades, diversifying its product portfolio and increasing exports fivefold since 1990. Brazil has become the third-largest agribusiness exporter in the world, despite the absence of relevant international agreements.

Brazil developed the ability to domesticate tropical agriculture through a combination of research centers and private entrepreneurship. Public policy supported the training of technicians who were fundamental in this transformation of production methods.

It is an impressive development story that still deserves to be told in greater detail and contrasts with the difficulties of other economic sectors over the last 40 years.

In August 2019, Insper created the Global Agribusiness Center (Insper Agro Global), a Program of the Center for Public Policy and Management. Its objective is to carry out empirical studies on the evolution of global agribusiness as well as the challenges of the sector in Brazil, in addition to training public managers and private sector leaders.

In 2020, the Executive Education course “Brazil in Global Agribusiness” was created in partnership with FUNAG, linked to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Its objective was to analyze the research topics of the Program, such as the insertion of Brazilian production in world trade, competitiveness, health, and access to markets, among others.

The course was offered with a full scholarship to managers from the Ministries of Agriculture, Economy, and Foreign Affairs, in addition to Apex-Brazil. The virtual format enabled the participation of Brazilian public officials present in more than 20 countries, which allowed for an exchange of wide-ranging experiences.

This book brings together the nine studies that were carried out during the course, all aimed at analyzing competitive aspects, new trends, and proposals for strategic actions to promote Brazilian agribusiness in different regions:
Latin America, the United States and Canada, the European Union, Russia, the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, China, and Southeast Asia. The opening chapter summarizes findings and provides a macro view of the nine studies.

The works identify opportunities to expand the Brazilian agribusiness export basket towards new products and the need for greater market access. Strategic actions, however, vary with the specific characteristics of the different regions analyzed.

Insper Agro Global's mission is to help integrate private entrepreneurship, the experience of public managers in external relations, and applied research. This book is an example of its work.

The book launch will take place today, the 18th of November, at 6 pm. Register here! Read the book by clicking here.

CEBRI prepared nine reviews of each macro-region discussed in the book, which provide an overview of the region's context, the opportunities and challenges, and the authors' main recommendations. Check them out!

  • Latin America: read the review here.
  • United States and Canada: read the review here.
  • European Union: read the review here.
  • Russia: read the review here.
  • Middle East and North Africa (MENA): read the review here.
  • Sub-Saharan Africa: read the review here.
  • South Asia: read the review here.
  • China: read the review here.
  • Southeast Asia: read the review here.

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