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The 1st South American Agriculture Forum – CAS 2013 (agrooutlook.com) will count with the presence of major names in agribusiness and global agricultural policy. For the first time in the region, great leaders, businesmen and representatives of the area will thoroughly debate the reality and current situation of one of the major economic blocs in the world. The two-day event will be held in the Brazilian city of Foz do Iguaçu, which lies on the tri-country border with Argentina and Paraguay.
On Thursday November 21 at 9:15 am, the Agriculture Ministers of the countries members of the Southern Agricultural Council (CAS in Spanish) - Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay - will participate in a roundtable to address the industry’s reality and discuss the prospects and potential of agribusiness in the region.
At 11am, Mr. Ken Ash, Director of the Agriculture and Commerce Department for the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OCDE in Spanish), will conduct the Opening Conference “Agriculture in the context of global economy”.
On Friday November 22, and starting at 8:30 am, the Market Conference entitled “Agricultural trade, a vision of the demand” will take place. Speaking on behalf of the supply sector and representing the South American producers will be the Executive Director of the Federation of Agriculture of the State of Mato Grosso (Famato), Seneri Paludo. Likewise, and representing the demand side the roundtable will be completed with Tom Lin Tan, Director in Chicago for the Hopefull Group from China, and Lalite Khulbe, Director in Brazil of the Indian company United Phosphoros Limited (UPL).
Uruguay’s Minister of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries, Mr. Tabaré Aguerre, will be the speaker of the Closing Conference “The region: sustainable manufacturer of food for the world", to be held at 11am.
The two day event will feature 11 simultaneous debate panels that will address, among other issues, topics such as: cooperatives, meat products (poultry, cattle and pigs), biotechnology and biosafety, soybeans, corn and sorghum; and communications and agribusiness.
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About the Forum
Although South America - especially the CAS member countries - is one of the biggest producers and suppliers of food and energy, the bloc has still not reached a significant role in the sector when it comes down to the definition of global agriculture and trade policies that govern international agribusiness. The forum’s intention is to open discussions and serve as a stage for the region to position itself not only as a producer of commodities and other agriculture and livestock products, but as a creator of value, with a clear strategy and guidance towards global supplying.
1° South American Agriculture Forum – CAS 2013Place: Hotel Bourbon Cataratas Convention & SPA ResortDate: November 21 and 22For further information please visit: www.agrooutlook.com