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Brazil: Research presents a global panorama of organic food production in countries on five continents

Brazil
Published Sep 25, 2021

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Research carried out by scientists from Embrapa sought to understand the globalization of organic agriculture from a comparative perspective and found that despite the increase in the sector, comparatively, Brazilian production, in terms of tons per hectare, is still well below the average for countries studied, except in the case of organic sugar, which occupies a prominent position on the international scene. The study selected 14 countries on 5 continents. In Africa – Kenya, Tanzania, Ghana, and Rwanda; in Asia – China and India; in Europe – Italy, Spain, and Denmark; in Latin America – Brazil, Mexico, and Chile; In North America – United States and in Oceania – Australia. According to Lucimar Santiago de Abreu, a researcher at Embrapa Environment and leader of the research, “organic agriculture is at a great stage of development, with 72.9 million hectares of cultivated area, having reached in 2019 a market of 106.4 billion euros, being the highest levels ever recorded”, says Lucimar.

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Research carried out by scientists from Embrapa sought to understand the globalization of organic agriculture from a comparative perspective and found that despite the increase in the sector, comparatively, Brazilian production, in terms of tons per hectare, is still well below the average for countries studied, except in the case of organic sugar, which occupies a prominent position on the international scene. The study selected 14 countries on 5 continents. In Africa – Kenya, Tanzania, Ghana and Rwanda; in Asia – China and India; in Europe – Italy, Spain and Denmark; in Latin America – Brazil, Mexico and Chile; In North America – United States and in Oceania – Australia. According to Lucimar Santiago de Abreu, researcher at Embrapa Environment and leader of the research, “organic agriculture is at a great stage of development, with 72.9 million hectares of cultivated area, having reached in 2019 a market of 106.4 billions of euros, the highest levels ever recorded”, says ...
Source: Embrapa
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