Brasilia, July 29, 2022: From July 25 to 29, the chief economist of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Seth Meyer, and the senior Policy advisor of the USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service, Jeremy Adamson, were in Brazil to participate in the Global Agribusiness Forum (GAF) and in a series of meetings with their Brazilian counterparts.
In São Paulo, during the event organized by Datagro Consulting, Meyer participated in a panel on “Global Perspectives Toward 2050”, discussing what the agricultural sector should expect in light of projected demands of more than 9 billion people in 2050, taking into consideration changes in the global economic order. Adamson participated in a panel on “Sustainable Food Systems and Food Security,” discussing strategies of the agribusiness sector to meet the global demand for food while adhering to environmental policies.
In Cuiabá, they met with regional agricultural organizations, visited a cotton field, a grain warehouse, a fishery, a cattle breeding center, and food production facilities for machinery observation. The visit included presentations on sustainable cropping techniques, forest regulations, pasture restoration, and climate change mitigation.
In Brasilia, at the end of the trip, they met with representatives from the Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (Embrapa), the Brazilian Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food Supply (MAPA), and attended an event at the Brazilian National Confederation of Agriculture (CNA) about the market situation in the U.S. and the sector’s long-term prospects.