News From : DagangHalal.com (05 Jan 2010)
Agriculture ministry plans actions in Arab world in 2010.The Ministry of Agriculture’s calendar of activities already includes trips to the Middle East and North Africa. This year eight international trips were made.
From the Newsroom Sao Paulo – Countries in the Middle East and North Africa are included in the action plans of the Ministry of Agriculture for 2010. In January, meetings are scheduled with representatives of class organisations in export sectors to validate the route of activities for trade promotion.
This year, the ministry promoted eight commercial visits to countries with import potential, taking on average 13 members in each delegation. The United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia were among the nations visited. In both nations, the ministry participated in food sector trade fairs: Gulfood, in Dubai, and Saudi Agro-Food, in Riyadh. Apart from the Arab countries, the ministry also visited Indonesia, China, Hong Kong, South Africa, Vietnam and Russia.
In the missions, the most represented sectors were dairy, meats, coffee, beverages and sweets. Still this year, the Ministry promoted the Program for Immersion of Agribusiness, taking 23 representatives of diplomatic positions abroad to different Brazilian states so that they could learn more about the several food sectors in the country.
Another Ministry action was the visit by 27 foreign ambassadors in Brasília, including those of Arab Nations, to Uberaba, in Minas Gerais. The diplomats learnt about the bovine genetics techniques and about the potential of the dairy sector.