Overview by AgriBrasilis (July 31st - August 06th)

Notícias América Latina /News on Latin American agribusiness sobre o agronegócio

Latin American Agribusiness News

Ministries of economy, productive development and agriculture were merged, forming a “super-ministry”, which will be headed by current president of the House of Representatives. (Government of Argentina)

Corn exports reach record, totaling 6 million tonnes. Commercialization limit imposed by the government is 10 million tonnes. Wheat harvest is estimated at 18.5 million tonnes for 2022/23, with exports of 12.85 million tonnes and domestic consumption projected at 6.4 million. (Rosário Stock Exchange)

Coffee farmers can now access Funcafé financing through 12 financial institutions, such as Banco Inter and Bradesco. Resources can be used in farming practices, storage, commercialization, as working capital for industries and production cooperatives, in addition to farm recovery from climatic phenomena damages. (Ministry of Agriculture)

Mapa inspection in the Port of Santos finds irregularities in quarantine treatment service. Two companies were operating without certification. Found evidence of fraud related to the application of methyl bromide on pallets and vegetable products for export. Fines can reach US$ 12.4 thousand. (Ministry of Agriculture)

Secretary of Agriculture, Livestock and Rural Development of the State of Rio Grande do Sul started delivering seeds from the Troca-Troca de Sementes Program. Program expects to deliver approximately 120 thousand bags of seeds within this season, including conventional hybrid corn, transgenic hybrid corn and sorghum seeds. (Seapdr)

De Sangosse announces their entry into the biological input market in Brazil, with a catalog of seven new products from the Bio Solutions line. (De Sangosse)

Research carried out by Syngenta in partnership with Agroconsult and the Brazilian Society of Nematology shows that damages caused by nematodes can lead to losses of US$ 164.56 billion in the next 10 years, US$ 12.3 billion of which in soybeans only. (Agroconsult)

Open public consultation for population of the State of Rio Grande do Sul to make suggestions on mapping prohibition and release of pesticide application in the buffer zone of Delta do Jacuí State Park. (Sema)

Confederation of Agriculture and Livestock of Brazil estimates that Gross Value of Agricultural Production should be close to US$ 180 billion in 2022, with growth of 7%. (CNA)

Several segments of the cocoa production chain consider inevitable the arrival of the moniliasis pest (Moniliophthora roreri), being only a matter of time. Disease was detected in the State of Acre in 2021 and can cause 100% production losses if not controlled. Mapa extended for one year the phytosanitary emergency for preventive actions against the disease. (Ministry of Agriculture; Agricultural Defense Agency of Bahia)

Forestry Institute’s Genomics Laboratory will be inaugurated in November in San Pedro de la Paz, Biobío region. Objective is to develop more productive forest species resistant to climate change. (National Forestry Institute)

Seizures of illegal agricultural products in the first half of 2022 totaled US$ 1.44 million. One of the most representative cases was the seizure of 29 tonnes of coffee in Cúcuta. (Ministry of Agriculture)

Declared eradication of Mediterranean fruit fly (Ceratis capitata) in Manzanillo, Colima region. Pest had been detected in April 2021 and last recorded captures date from October 26, 2021. Attack of this pest causes serious damage to fruit trees. (National Agri-Food Health, Safety and Quality Service)

Avocado farmers predict an income increase of up to 20% because of avocado exports from Jalisco to the USA after 2023, when there will be better price stability. Merchants fear price increases in the short term and loss of quality in the domestic market as a result of exports. (Association of Avocado Exporters of Jalisco)

Argentine economic measures aimed at curbing access to dollar for import payments may affect the shipment of 40,000 boxes of bananas scheduled for export. Banana production already faces problems because of harvest delay caused by drought. Argentina is the main banana export market for Paraguay. (National Intersectoral Table of Banana Competitiveness)

China approves Phytosanitary Requirements Protocol for sorghum export. Progress is significant to make sales of Uruguayan sorghum viable to the country, which is the world’s main importer. Process of enabling sorghum grain for animal consumption started in 2018. (Ministry of Agriculture)


Brazil Agrochemical Update 08/03