EDITORES: MARCOS SAWAYA JANK, PEI GUO, SILVIA H. G. DE MIRANDA (ESALQ-USP, CHINA AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY – CAU)
In the last 50 years, Brazil and China’s agricultural and food sectors have undergone profound reforms and transformations. As two of the top four largest global producers and exporters, China and Brazil are important actors in the future landscape of global agriculture. Rapidly intensifying trade and investment relations mean that these countries have become increasingly interconnected within the field of agribusiness: China is the principal destination of Brazilian agricultural exports, representing one third of the almost US$ 100 billion exported by the South American country in this sector. Agri-food products account for half of total Brazilian exports to China. Today, Brazil is the main supplier of agri-food products to the Asian giant – nearly 20% of China’s imports – and ranks #1 in the trade of soybeans, beef, poultry, cotton, sugar, and cellulose
A large share of the Brazilian supply of agricultural and food products is “married” to Chinese import demand, and both parties are very aware of their mutual dependence. Thus, China has also become an increasingly important investor within Brazilian agribusiness. This book presents a series of perspectives from both countries, which outline the promising potential for constructive encounters on a broad range of issues related to trade, investments, infrastructure, innovation, and sustainability that will shape our current agriculture and food security challenges in these difficult times of a global pandemic.
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