Agricultural sector must grow sustainably in the coming years – Prime Time Zone

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At an industry event, the Gigaton Chalenge was launched, with the objective of promoting good agricultural practices, with targets for reducing carbon dioxide emissions by 2040

DJI-Agras image by Pixabay Technology must be used to reduce the environmental impact of agribusiness

The Brazilian economy depends, in large part, on the agribusiness. Currently, the country is one of the biggest players in the world market. According to Celso Luiz Moretti, president of Brazilian Agricultural Research Company (Embrapa), production should double with technology and in a sustainable way. “Brazil can double its agricultural production, production of food, fiber and bioenergy, without cutting down a tree in the Amazon and the Atlantic Forest. And we are going to do this with technology”, he stated. The understanding of agents linked to agribusiness is that to win the international market it is necessary to invest in social and environmental practices. Countries that do not adapt to this new scenario run the risk of falling behind and losing market share. the president of Brazilian Agribusiness Association (Abag), Marcelo Brito, highlights the importance of being connected to the future. “I have no doubt that, in 20 years, we will be discussing: how did we do that type of agriculture in 2021? Because it will be much more technological, efficient, nutritionally better, more socially inclusive, more environmentally responsible”, he said. The Gigaton Chalenge was launched in Brazil, which should leverage good agricultural practices, with targets for reducing carbon dioxide emissions by 2040.

*With information from reporter Daniel Lian