Brazil: Rural producers invest in soybeans, boosting economic diversification in Mato Grosso do Sul

Innovation & Technology
Grains, Cereal & Legumes
Market & Price Trends
Published Feb 12, 2024

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Farmers in Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil, traditionally known for beef cattle farming, are increasingly shifting to grain production, especially soybeans. Over the past decade, the area dedicated to grain farming has surged by 83%, from 2.3 million hectares to 4.2 million hectares. This transition is motivated by new economic opportunities, market demands, and the advantages of farming, such as higher profitability and technological advancements. However, the shift also brings challenges like learning new farming techniques and investing in necessary infrastructure.
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Amidst a scenario of transformations in the agricultural sector, rural producers in Mato Grosso do Sul have led a significant migration to agriculture. This transition reflects not only a search for new economic opportunities, but also a response to market demands and the challenges faced by the sector. Historically recognized for its strength in beef cattle farming, MS has stood out as a hub for grain production, especially soybeans. When comparing the last 10 harvests in the state, there is a growth of approximately 83% in the planted area, from 2.3 million hectares in the 14/15 harvest, to 4.2 million in the current harvest, according to information from Aprosoja/ MS, through Siga MS. However, this transition is not without challenges. “Producers face issues such as adapting to new cultivation techniques, managing risks associated with grain production and the need for investment in infrastructure”, warned the vice-president of the Rural Union of Campo, Rochedo and Corguinho – ...
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