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Oct. 21, 2021

Ministries of Agriculture of Colombia and Brazil sign Memorandum of Understanding

Bogotá, October 19, 2021 (@MinAgricultura) In the framework of President Iván Duque's visit to Brazil, the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Rodolfo Zea Navarro, and the Minister of Agriculture of Brazil, Tereza Cristina Corrêa da Costa Días , signed a Memorandum of Understanding, with which they will work on issues such as agricultural production, competitive development and the sustainability of the agricultural sector of the two countries.

Minister Zea Navarro highlighted that the Memorandum of Understanding was signed thanks to the leadership of President Iván Duque and the President of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro. “This new Memorandum of Understanding will support and improve issues such as productive rural associativity; Family Farming; value chains such as cocoa, cotton and coffee; as well as establishing policies and instruments for rural commercialization, based on the experiences of the other country ”, he stated.

In addition, this document signed between the two Ministries of Agriculture will establish communication channels to strengthen information exchanges, as well as the preparation and exchange of technical and statistical information.

Specifically, the Memorandum of Understanding has 10 areas of cooperation that are:

  • Strengthening of policies and instruments for productive rural associativity and Family Farming.
  • Strengthening of value chains for cocoa, cotton, coffee and natural rubber productivity.
  • Strengthening of policies and instruments for rural marketing such as short circuits and productive and commercial chains, particularly those linked to the development of local public food purchases.
  • Traceability models in the bovine sector, sustainable livestock and deforestation control.
  • Exchange of experiences in technical assistance and rural extension services and programs.
  • Knowledge transfer in land information systems, rural cadastral survey and rural property management.
  • Exchange of experiences in control and eradication of brucellosis and bovine tuberculosis.
  • Exchange of information on forest management and wood processing.
  • Knowledge exchange on agroclimatic monitoring and alert systems.
  • Strengthening of the sugar value chain as an input for the generation of biofuels.