Improved productivity accounts for 80% of agricultural growth



Brazil's agricultural output grew more than fourfold between 1975 and 2016. During this 41-year period, grain production increased from 40.6 million tons to 187 million tons and livestock production increased from 1.8 million tons to 7.4 million tonnes. The number of pigs has grown from 500,000 tonnes to 3.7 million tonnes and chicken from 373,000 tonnes to 13.23 million tonnes.

According to the author of the study, José Garcia Gasques, general coordinator of Studies and Analysis of the Agricultural Policy Secretariat of the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply, "the results of grain production led the country to become a major producer of and one of the largest producers and exporters of meat. " This is due to increased productivity of the sector, whose average of 3% per year, in the last 40 years, is among the largest in the world, according to the USDA. Read more.


Source: Ministério da Agricultura, Pecuária e Abastecimento

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