The current scenario indicates that in 10 years Brazil will be the largest agricultural country in the world. The agribusiness activity is thriving, is safe and profitable. (BORGES 2007) With a diverse climate, regular rainfall, abundant solar energy and nearly 13% of all the fresh water available in the planet, Brazil has 368 million hectares of high productive fertile agricultural land, of which 90 million have not been explored yet. These circumstances set the country as a place with natural vocation for agriculture and related products. Agribusiness is today the main engine of the Brazilian economy and accounts for one in every three reais generated in the country. (MAP 2005)
In the current world structure, Brazil stands as a worldwide storage in terms of agribusiness. According to Rodrigues (2006), the country possesses 22% of the agricultural land in the world besides high technology used in the fields, making Brazilian agribusiness a modern, efficient, and competitive sector in the international market. (...)
By 2015 Brazilian participation in the international market of soybeans should increase from the current 36% to 46%. As far as poultry, this increase will be from 58% to 66%. (...)The agribusiness in Brazil generates 350 billion reais or 26% of the GDP. (...)The country leads the world in exports of sugar, coffee, orange juice and soybeans. It has also taken the lead on the beef and poultry segments after surpassing traditional competitors such as the USA and Australia.
Source: Agritours Brasil