Recently, representatives from Brazil’s leading agribusiness associations met at the DuPont Pioneer Research & Development Center in Palmas, Tocantins, Brazil, to talk about the current challenges and opportunities in agribusiness.
“Brazil is one of the most important countries in the global agricultural industry. However, to become more competitive we must advance in some links of the production chain, which will require effort on the part of the government, industry and associations,” said Jair A. Swarowsky, vice president and business director of DuPont Pioneer in Brazil.
Swarowsky moderated a panel focused on industry challenges from the viewpoint of current politics and regulations. Jerry Flint, DuPont Pioneer’s global vice president for Regulatory Affairs and Industry Relations, led a panel on the role of industry in developing agribusiness in Brazil.
“The growth of agriculture in this country brought with it more modern farming practices and the use of increasingly advanced technology, improving field productivity,” said Flint. “At DuPont Pioneer, we are actively involved in developing hybrids that help increase seed quality and productivity, contributing to farm producer success.”
DuPont Pioneer organized the event. “This is just the first of many events we want to organize with the Brazilian agribusiness leadership, creating a dialog about the challenges we all share so that together we can work to improve the production chain, providing increased security and opportunities for Brazilian farmers,” added Jair.