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Strengthening Sustainable Food Production in Brazil and the Southern Cone

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Nov. 15, 2016
2:00pm – 3:30pm ET


6th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center
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According to a 2012 United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization report, Brazil is expected to provide up to 40 percent of the additional global demand for food as the planet’s population increases from the current 7.4 billion to projected 9.7 billion by 2050. Is Brazil, already the world’s second largest food exporter, prepared for the challenge?  In search of answers, a group of influential Brazilian food producers, policy makers, and experts from academia, government, and private sector research centers convened a forum and went to work.

On November 15, leading members of this group, known as the Forum for the Future, will present their initial conclusions in a book titled “The Challenges of Sustainable Tropical Agriculture: The Southern Cone as a Strategic Source of Food for Humanity.” A discussion of the work’s main findings with its key authors will follow the presentation.


Paulo Sotero, Director, Brazil Institute


Alysson Paolinelli, President, Forum for the Future, former Minister of Agriculture

Ronald Sardenberg, former Ambassador to the United Nations, former Minister of Science and Technology

Evaldo Vilela, President, Minas Gerais Science Foundation

Marcio de Miranda Santos, Executive Director, Center of Management and Strategic Studies

Luiz Roberto Guimarães Guilherme, Associate Professor,  Federal University of Lavras

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Brazil Institute

The Brazil Institute—the only country-specific policy institution focused on Brazil in Washington—works to foster understanding of Brazil’s complex reality and to support more consequential relations between Brazilian and U.S. institutions in all sectors.  Read more

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