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Sustainable Agriculture in the Tropics: A Conversation on Best Practices with Brazil’s Minister of Agriculture Tereza Cristina

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Nov. 19, 2019
9:00am – 11:00am ET


6th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center
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Sustainable Agriculture in the Tropics: A Conversation on Best Practices with Brazil’s Minister of Agriculture Tereza Cristina

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 Brazil is a well-known agricultural powerhouse and a key participant in strategies to ensure global food security in the coming decades. Yet given the substantial environmental challenges facing the world, partnerships and cooperation are necessary in order to increase food production in a sustainable and efficient way.  

According to Brazil’s Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food Supply, the way forward is to intensify the development of the Brazilian tropical agriculture sector as a strategic, low-carbon emissions supplier of food, fiber, and fuel.


On Tuesday, November 19, Minister Tereza Cristina will address Brazil’s central role in developing the future of sustainable agriculture at the Wilson Center’s Brazil Institute. Her remarks will be followed by a panel discussion on creating a strategic sustainability agenda, through coordination with private sector companies and multilateral organizations, with a focus on best practices and new technologies for tropical agriculture.



Welcome Remarks

Paulo Sotero, Director of the Brazil Institute


Minister Tereza Cristina, Brazil's Minister of Agriculture, Livestock, and Food Supply

Panel: Creating a Strategic Agenda in Sustainable Agriculture with Private Sector Companies and Multilateral Organizations

Juliano Assunção, Director, Climate Policy Initiative - CPI

Martien Van Nieunwkoop, Global Director of Agriculture, World Bank

Paulo Herrmann, President, John Deere Brazil

Fernando Camargo, Secretary of Innovation, Rural Development and Irrigation, Brazilian Ministry of Agriculture

Eduardo Sampaio, Secretary of Agricultural Policies, Brazilian Ministry of Agriculture

Marcos Jank, Senior Professor of Global Agribusiness, Insper

João Adrien, Special Advisor on Sustainability, Brazilian Ministry of Agriculture (Moderator)

Keynote Speaker

Tereza Cristina Corrêa da Costa Dias

Tereza Cristina Corrêa da Costa Dias

Minister of Agriculture, Livestock and Food Supply of the Federative Republic of Brazil
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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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