Travel News July - 2001
Fellow Brazil Travelers!
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Soybeans?! Yes, Soybeans! The agricultural revolution from
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Soybeans? Yes, Soybeans, the agricultural revolution from
is not Japan - Brazilians do not eat more Tofu than North
Americans, but Brazilians and North Americans do produce a
lot of the stuff!
Brazilian farmers discovered soybeans only about 30 years
ago and today Brazil is responsible for 26% of world soybean
exports. The US market share has shrunk from 73% to 53% in
the short period from 1995 to 2001.
Better prices for the cash crop soybeans led many Brazilian
farmers away from traditional crops intended for local consumption.
Investors from the soybean industry were ready to invest.
Certainly, many small farmers were forced to give up and to
move to the cities. But farming technology in Brazil is now
simply fascinating: Laser guided machinery now levels the
fields to minimize the amount of water needed for irrigation
and to protect the fields from erosion. Farms of over 100.000
acres or 50.000 hectares use their equipment more effectively
than ever before.
The revolution accelerated when the government left infrastructure
projects to private investors. Railroads have been privatized,
and new lines are being built to carry the grain 2000 miles
to the ports on the Atlantic coast. Private ports have been
built. New ports use grain "suckers" to unload 25
tons per minute. On the Madeira river, connecting Mato Grosso
state (one of the main soybean producers) with the Amazon
river, farmers have recently introduced the latest technologically-advanced
barges to navigate the river in record time and with no waiting
at locks, as often occurs on the Mississippi.
(International Herald Tribune, July 11, 2001)
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