Brazil planning to increase beans exports

Brazil’s Ministry of Agriculture has launched a development plan for the sector, which aims to increase beans exports. In 2017, the country sold 106,000 tons to foreign markets.

Agência Brasil

São Paulo – The Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply (MAPA) has launched, this Wednesday (20), the National Plan for the Development of the Production Chain of Beans and Pulses. The government issued a decree that sets out the plan and establishes the management committee to encourage the sector, aiming to increase production and exports.

Last year, Brazil exported 106,300 tons of beans and the goal is to reach 500,000 tons per year until 2028, including lentils, chickpea and peas. The plan also aims to increase the domestic consumption of beans and increase in 20% the production of diversified varieties of pulses for the local and foreign markets. Last beans crop yielded 3.3 million tons.

The initiative is the result of a partnership between MAPA and sector organizations, led by the Brazilian Council of Beans and Pulses (CBFP) and the Brazilian Institute of Beans and Pulses (IBRAFE).

Translated by Sérgio Kakitani

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