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(Mediterranean Agricultural Information Network) Fostering cooperation and experience sharing among the national information systems on agricultural (cereals) markets in the Mediterranean. The network of 13 countries is coordinated by CIHEAM, and more specifically by its Mediterranean Agronomic Institute (MAI) of Montpellier.
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Iran’s corn need key as Brazil’s export, import flow up-ended

Iran’s corn need key as Brazil’s export, import flow up-ended | MED-Amin network | Scoop.it

By AgriCensus, 20/02/2019 - Brazil’s position as one of the few exporters prepared to run the gamut of US sanctions and supply corn to Iran is helping to upend the country’s export dynamics, as geopolitics, trade fears and economics sees southern states exchange Brazilian corn for Argentine imports.

“The crazy thing is that ports in the states of Rio Grande do Sul and Santa Catarina are exporting corn this month – this is not normal at all,” one market source told Agricensus.

The news comes as the same states – which are home to a significant chunk of Brazil’s livestock sector – have imported corn from Argentina in recent days, in a move that often reflects Brazil’s high domestic prices and poor internal supply logistics.

“The state of Santa Catarina normally buys some corn from Argentina and Paraguay because those countries are close, because Santa Catarina needs more corn than it is able to grow and because it’s cheaper to buy corn from those countries,” Agrural’s Daniele Siqueira told Agricensus.

Which is where geopolitics kicks in – Iran has been increasingly reliant upon Brazilian corn supply since US president Donald Trump re-imposed sanctions on the country in December 2018...

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Focus on Brazil and Grains

Focus on Brazil and Grains | MED-Amin network | Scoop.it

By Chris Lyddon (World Grain), 13/12/2018.

Brazil is one of the world’s biggest agricultural exporters, with the focus on its massive soybean crop as well as a large corn crop. A weak currency has helped Brazilian exporters remain profitable, while China’s tariffs on U.S. soybeans have diverted demand to the South American country. The International Grains Council (IGC) forecasts Brazil’s total grains production in 2018-19 at 103.8 million tonnes, up from 88.2 million the year before. Production of wheat is put at 5.4 million tonnes, up from 4.3 million the previous . . .

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Brazil poised to increase feed production volume

Brazil poised to increase feed production volume | MED-Amin network | Scoop.it

by Feedstuffs, 17/01/2019 -

Brazil is expected to increase its feed production volume to 100 million metric tons (mmt) during the next several years based on the level of pork and poultry production in the country and the global commodity market, according to feed industry experts and analysts in the department of feed production of the Russian Ministry of Agriculture.

At present, Brazil remains the largest feed producer in Latin America and the third largest on a global scale. Last year, it produced almost 70 mmt of feed, twice as much as India, the world’s fourth largest producer. Local analysts believe the country has not yet fully realized its potential in the global feed market.

In fact, the volume of feed production in Brazil has been growing for the last seven years. Analysts predict the growth is expected to continue until at least the beginning of 2020, largely due to the large raw materials base of the industry and low production costs.

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