Brazil reinforces intentions for India’s food security


In an event promoted by ABPA, MAPA, MRE and Apex-Brasil, poultry and pig farming highlight partnerships for the complementarity of the Indian market

Building partnerships for the food security of the Indian population was the theme of the seminar “Complementarity and Partnerships in Food Security”, an event promoted by the Brazilian Association of Animal Protein (ABPA), by the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply (MAPA) and by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MRE) in partnership with the Brazilian Export and Investment Promotion Agency (Apex-Brasil), last Thursday (23), in New Delhi.

With speeches by the Minister of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply, Tereza Cristina, Brazilian Ambassador to India, André Correa do Lago, Apex-Brasil business director, Augusto Pestana, representative of the Forum of Indian Food Importers (FIFI), Rakesh Banga, and the executive director of ABPA, Ricardo Santin, brought the Brazilian strategy of acting in the international market to the agenda, forming partnerships to complement spaces not occupied by local production.

According to Santin, the Brazilian representatives brought to the more than 100 importers, representatives of consumer organizations and Indian journalists present at the event a message of intentions from poultry, pork and egg producers in Brazil, to provide high quality, safe and with preserved health status.

“We put on the table the importance of approaching and overcoming tariff barriers, which directly interests the Indian population. As the Asian nation’s average income grows along with the economy, there is a natural rise in the demand for protein. In this context, we are consolidated strategic partners in more than 150 countries, which exalts the Brazilian reliability to meet the desires of consumers and importers in this fast-growing market ”, analyzes the executive director of ABPA.

The seminar preceded Brazil’s Presidential Mission to India. The tariff reduction was among the topics addressed by the Brazilian side in the negotiations with the Indian Government. Currently, the Indian market imposes tariffs of 30% for whole products, 100% for chicken cuts and 27% for pork.

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