The Role of Latin America in Feeding the World in 2050
Brasilia, Brasil
May 12-14, 2010

Summaries:

Agribusiness in Latin America attracts investment


The second panel this afternoon began at the World agricutural Forum (WAF) with the following theme: investment. The debate aimed to
clarify whether agriculture in Latin America is an attractive business. Another point discussed by participants was the question of how to
help producers gain access to credit.

Already in the opening of the roundtable, the ombudsman, Jorge Cazenave, Cazenave's & Associates, praised some projects beneficial
to the region, as oa the Paraguay and investment in stores. According to participants, the Latin American countries are attractive to invest,
but the issue of access to credit for farmers is still lagging. "We have to work so they have more access to financing from banks, some
resort to moneylenders who charge 200% interest," said the executive director of the Alliance for Sustainable Trade Finance, Noemi
Perez.

Other problems were mentioned in the agribusiness sector, as bottlenecks at ports, the lack of partnerships between producers, and
lack of access to land titling, especially in Brazil. According to the international manager of IFC, affiliated with the World Bank, Andrew
Gunther, the Latin American region holds the largest share of investments of the institution. "Our investment in agribusiness has grown
considerably, from dairy, vegetables, grocery and farmers. Only in 2009, reached the mark of 3, 9 billion dollars. Brazil and Argentina are
the most relevant in the area, no doubt, great powers. "

To the head of Rabobank's corporate finance in Brazil, Gustavo Oubinha, growth in emerging economies because changes in the diet,
resulting in increased demand. He highlighted the richness of Brazil's natural resources and technology. The representative of the firm
Passport Capital, Ejnar Knudsen, said in the debate that Americans should increase the price of food in the United States, especially red
meat, which can open doors for imports of Brazilian birds.

Suendi Peres



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"We're not a team," said former Prime Minister Francisco Turra


The first panel of the afternoon this Thursday at the World Agricultural Forum (WAF), Global Forum for Agriculture, discussed the
strategies for achieving Latin American market. The moderator of the table was the former Minister of Agriculture and now Executive
Chairman of the ABEF, Francisco Turra. Former Minister began discussions by stating that no cooperation between the countries of Latin
America: "We're not a team. We do not have that sense of team, and block us fine. We could go far if cooperássemos "said Turra.

For Marcos Fava Neves, Professor of Marketing and Strategy at the University of São Paulo (USP), countries like China and India will
need more food and this demand should be met by Latin America. "We are the countries that can generate this offer, fill the demand for
food," said the professor. Fava Neves also emphasized that Latin America have access to world markets work is needed items such as
logistics, investment capacity and storage, low and cooperative marketing and especially the question of agriculture against
environmentalists.

The consultant's AgriPAC Plata, Pablo Adreani highlighted the role of China in the growth of grain consumption to transform into animal
protein. "There are 400 million pigs in China. The problem is not Chinese is not only feed the population, but also pigs. In five years
increased meat consumption had greatly increased and reached 73.7 million tons per year, "said Adreani. For the director of South
America is a key factor in time to provide plant and animal proteins to the world.

The World Agricultural Forum (WAF), Global Forum on Agriculture, happens for the first time in Latin America between the 12th and May
13 in Brasilia. This event is to discuss the role of Latin America in the challenge of doubling food production, fiber and fuel by 2050. The
event will include political leaders like former presidents, former ministers, former senators and representatives of large agribusiness
companies and countries such as Argentina, Colombia, Uruguay, Chile, Mexico, Peru and Costa Rica, among others.



Priscilla Oliveira



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"Energy Cane": plant is highlighted in debate on biofuel



Participantes do World Agricultural Forum (WAF) discutiram agora a pouco, em Brasília, sobre a importância dos biocombustíveis na
América Latina. Os especialistas defenderam que a agroenergia tem o condão de mudar a geopolítica global e que a região tem
potencial para produzir energia sustentável, sem prejudicar a produção de alimentos. No entanto, é preciso avanço no marco
regulatório.

O ex-ministro da agricultura do Brasil Roberto Rodrigues foi o mediador do debate. “A agroenergia é uma ótima alternativa. Ela é tão
relevante, que algumas multinacionais já estão investindo nesse setor. Mas é preciso uma estratégia global para expandi-la, pois tem
sido boicotada por determinados segmentos econômicos”, explica.

Para o engenheiro agrônomo e líder da ÚNICA no Brasil, Marcos Jank, é importante buscar o biocombustível que mais reduza as
emissões, e enfatizou que a cana de açúcar é um meio viável, pois além de ocupar uma área mínima, consegue obter esse resultado.
“Estamos falando em fazer diesel e gasolina através de cana. Vejo como um exemplo de planta para a geração de energia, sem perder
o alimento”. Ele acrescenta que há uma revolução tecnológica em andamento na cana de açúcar, e que é uma alternativa concreta para
produzir combustível, plástico, alimento, entre outros.

O representante regional do escritório da América Latina e Caribe da FAO, José Graziano da Silva, afirma que a região está em uma
fase de transição dos biocombustíveis e essas mudanças dependem fundamentalmente de regras. Segundo Graziano, plantar
energia é importante, mas é preciso trabalhar muito na parte internacional. “Não avançamos quase nada no marco regulatório”, conclui.

O debate foi aberto para a participação dos espectadores, que em sua grande maioria concordam as ideias expostas pelos
integrantes da mesa.

Suendi Peres



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World Forum on Agriculture highlights the future of food production by 2050

Experts discuss the role of Latin America in the world supply of food, fiber, fuel and water on 12 and May 13 in
Brasilia




The World Agricultural Forum (WAF), the Global Forum for Agriculture, will highlight the role of Latin America in the challenge of doubling
food production by 2050, beyond the world's supply of fiber, biofuels and water.

What infrastructure investments and production will be needed in the region? The world can count on Latin America as a source of raw
materials for food, fiber and fuel? How certain policy guidelines affecting the global supply?

These are some of the issues being discussed by political leaders and private enterprise, such as former presidents, former ministers,
former senators and representatives of large agribusiness companies and countries such as Argentina, Colombia, Uruguay, Chile,
Mexico Peru and Costa Rica, among others.

The event is chaired by former Prime Minister of New Zealand, James Bolger.

The event, traditionally the state, it happens the first time in Latin America. The goal is to bring together farmers, agricultural supply
industries, technology companies, financial institutions, airlines, telecommunications companies, merchants and consumers to
discuss the future of agribusiness. Governments and international political organizations, scientists, universities, NGOs and media also
participated in the debate.

The challenge

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) estimates that by 2050 the world has 9 billion people that will demand twice
as much food. The improvement in income of the population, especially in developing countries, will raise the demand for more
sophisticated foods and consumer demand for quality products, economically viable and environmentally responsible.

The development of agricultural production to meet these requirements is one of the principal challenges of agribusiness. The result of
the Regional Latin America of the World Agricultural Forum will be a letter of recommendation to the governments of Latin America on the
necessary investments and measures to adjust agricultural policies based on a common understanding of goals and responsibilities.

The event is organized by the World Agricultural Forum (WAF), sponsored by Novus International, as well as companies and
associations as Agrotain, American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA), Elanco, Trapiche, Nestle, JBS, the Argentine Workers
Rural and Stevedores (UATRE), Syngenta, Pioneer Seeds, Industry Union Cane Sugar (Single), Sadia, Rabobank, Argentine Productive
Movement (MPA) and IAE Business School.

Discussion

The WAF brings controversial topics for discussion, as the debate between food and fuel, food safety and food security, sustainable
agriculture, investments in agribusiness, natural resource management, the impact of free trade, technology and acceptance
biotechnology, the increased demand and reduced availability of fresh water, examples and advances in bioenergy, agriculture and
climate change.

Organizations represented

WAF brings together different views of global agriculture on a platform of equality. Over the last five World Congresses, the leaders
shared their perspectives on agribusiness. This list includes heads of state, politicians, business leaders, academics, economists and
media of all aspects of the production chain. More information on the site www.worldagforum.org.

About the World Agricultural Forum (WAF)

The World Agricultural Forum (WAF) is an independent international organization that brings together public sector, private enterprise
and civil society. The goal is to promote economic development and agriculture, ensuring the supply of food, fiber and fuel.

Participating countries


The International Advisory Board of the WAF has agribusiness representatives from 16 countries, including New Zealand, China, India,
Morocco, Colombia, United States, Italy, Costa Rica, Argentina, Brazil, Belgium, Switzerland, Malaysia, Indonesia, Germany and France. It
is chaired by former Prime Minister James Bolger of New Zealand. Its members define the agenda of meetings of the WAF. More
information on the site www.worldagforum.org.

Press Office:
Marcia Midori
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Day 13 - Second Panel.


The second lecture this Thursday at the World Agricultural Forum (WAF), Global Forum for Agriculture, discussed the importance of water
in agribusiness. The moderator of the table, Osler Desouzart, drew attention to the change in feeding the population, which will increase
the consumption of animal protein. "Our diet is shifting we are heading for a diet that needs more water and the amount of water is
limited," said Desouzart.

The role of Latin America and especially Brazil's water supply was highlighted during the talk, but the director Sadia, Ralf Piper stressed
that we must take care of this potential. "We have lots of availability and this hampers can be killing the goose that lays golden eggs. We
must create awareness to be able to reduce water consumption in production, "said Piper.

Another point emphasized during the discussion was the importance of increasing the area for irrigated agriculture. According to Aly
Shady, a consultant with the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), only about 18% of the cultivated area is irrigated in the
world, "the land is a limiting factor, we have no land for expansion of agriculture. These 18% of irrigated areas account for 40% of output.
Then there is a huge difference when you add irrigation. "

The moderator of the table also highlighted the importance of sustainability, which he defined as "social value + value + environmental
economic value" and ended the discussion by stating that he believes in the potential of agriculture to supply the world "through
agriculture can provide food, feed and fuel. "

The World Agricultural Forum (WAF), Global Forum on Agriculture, happens for the first time in Latin America between the 12th and May
13 in Brasilia. This event is to discuss the role of Latin America in the challenge of doubling food production, fiber and fuel by 2050. The
event will include political leaders like former presidents, former ministers, former senators and representatives of large agribusiness
companies and countries such as Argentina, Colombia, Uruguay, Chile, Mexico, Peru and Costa Rica, among others.



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Participants discuss the impacts of climate change on agriculture


Panelists Climate Change: Market and Investment Opportunities for the Region have already begun the debate on the World agricutural
Forum (WAF), which occurs in Brasilia.

The president of the Foundation for Sustainability of Brazil, Israel Klabin, was responsible for the mediation, which has the participation
of the CEO of Greenox, Rocco Cheirasco, Uruguay, project analyst of carbon, Carbon Plant, Rodrigo Ferreira, and director of the Center
for Climate Change on Agriculture of Campinas, Embrapa, Hilton Silveira Pinto.

The members of the round table talk about their ideas on environmental protection and what will happen to agriculture in Brazil with
climate change. The spectators also included in the discussion by asking questions to the experts.

Global warming is one of the issues posed. The Brazilians, for example, must have affected agriculture in some areas due to rising
temperatures predicted for the coming years. As is the case of soybeans, which by 2070 could lose 40% of its production, causing a loss
of 7.6 billion per year if nothing is done to curb these impacts. In contrast, sugar cane is expected to double its production at the same
time, resulting in a gain of 29 billion per year. But this benefit must not exceed the damage caused by heat, which affects other products,
including Arabica coffee and cassava.

Another problem cited by environmentalists to prevent the consequences projected for the farmland is the bureaucracy. The debate
ended with proposals to ease the impacts of climate change. In the opinion of experts and viewers who made comments, the farm
management and breeding are possible outputs, as well as technology and work together.

Suendi Peres



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Rodolfo Rossi, the Nidera Seeds, advocates the creation of a legal framework to promote technology and to
assist producers

The Argentine Rodolfo Rossi of Nidera, a technology company and research on seeds, highlighted the
importance of public policies to improve productivity



During the panel on Technology Policy and Natural Resources: Restrictions on agricultural potential in Latin America emphasized the
necessity of creating a legal and political framework for the safety of producers and commitments of governments and the technological
development of production, "The increased production should only happen for a mix of actions. On the one hand we have to increase
factor productivity per hectare per area, both in areas where high performance is common, and in areas where there are problems to
achieve high yields, "said Rossi.

Among the factors holding that productivity leap cited the lack of productive efficiency in fertilization, drought, a serious problem with
biological agents and other "Productivity is sustained largely by progress in several of these points. On the other hand has the
sustainability of a system as a whole, we can not just think about the cultivation of soybeans, but in a rotation basic sustainable
agricultural lands that are now incorporating the production of meat, for example. All this can be done by the private sector, companies
and producers, but there must be a legal framework, political and legal so that producers can plan with confidence that only
governments can ensure this with public policies for development "ended.

The Seeds Nidera is an international trading and agribusiness established in the Netherlands with subsidiaries in sixteen countries.
The company constantly invests in a Research and Improvement that incorporates the latest technology products. Among the factors
highlighted the use of technologies that include varieties of high performance in a market that demands high technology.

About WAF

The event traditionally takes place in the United States for the first time in Latin America. The goal is to bring together farmers, agricultural
supply industries, technology companies, financial institutions, airlines, telecommunications companies, merchants and consumers to
discuss the future of agribusiness. Governments and international political organizations, scientists, universities, NGOs and media also
participated in the debate. The meeting being held Brasilia, will be chaired by former Prime Minister of New Zealand, James Bolger.

The challenge

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) estimates that by 2050 the world has 9 billion people that will demand twice
as much food. The improvement in income of the population, especially in developing countries, will raise the demand for more
sophisticated foods and consumer demand for quality products, economically viable and environmentally responsible.

The development of agricultural production to meet these requirements is one of the principal challenges of agribusiness. The result of
the Regional Latin America of the World Agricultural Forum will be a letter of recommendation to the governments of Latin America on the
necessary investments and measures to adjust agricultural policies based on a common understanding of goals and responsibilities.
The event is sponsored by Novus International.

Discussion

The WAF brings controversial topics for discussion, as the debate between food and fuel, food safety and food security, sustainable
agriculture, investments in agribusiness, natural resource management, the impact of free trade, technology and acceptance
biotechnology, the increased demand and reduced availability of fresh water, examples and advances in bioenergy, agriculture and
climate change.

Organizations represented

WAF brings together different views of global agriculture on a platform of equality. Over the last five World Congresses, the leaders
shared their perspectives on agribusiness. This list includes heads of state, politicians, business leaders, academics, economists and
media of all aspects of the production chain. More information on the site www.worldagforum.org.

Press Office:
Marcia Midori
(19) 9712.3224
E-mail: agronoticia@gmail.com



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Panel of the World Agricultural Forum - Latin America


The central panel discussion revolved around the need to increase food production with the aid of technology. Glat for Daniel, CEO of
Pioneer, "Brazil and Argentina are the countries that have great potential to meet the need of maize in the world."

The access of small producers of high technology has also been an important theme in the discussion. On this subject the director of
CATIE, Costa Rica emphasized the need for technology to be accessible "The small and medium producers also need access to this
high quality seed. The technology must be affordable. " Daniel Glat emphasized that in Brazil there are already several small producers
of high quality and has high productivity.

Finally, the company representative Nigera Argentina, Rodolfo Rossi, spoke about the change of the productive chains of soybeans and
corn, and the question of how the environment affects the production. "The question of the environment is increasingly present on the
producers. This change is important, everything is interrelated, "said Rodolfo.

The World Agricultural Forum happens the first time in Latin America between the 12th and May 13 in Brasilia. This event is to discuss
the role of Latin America in the challenge of doubling food production, fiber and fuel by 2050. The event will include political leaders like
former presidents, former ministers, former senators and representatives of large agribusiness companies and countries such as
Argentina, Colombia, Uruguay, Chile, Mexico, Peru and Costa Rica, among others.

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Priscilla Oliveira



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Media Corner - Latin America 2010 - World Agricultural Forum


The WAF mission is to catalyze the development of action plans that meet the world's growing need for food, fuel and water.

The WAF will host its first meeting in Latin America on May 12 and 13, under the theme "The Role of Latin America in Feeding the World
in 2050".

A select group of business and public leaders will be act as moderators of the panel discussions carried out during the event: Marcus
Vinicius Pratini de Moraes, Chairman, Brazilian Beef Export Industries Association; Former Minister of Agriculture, Livestock, and Food
Supply, Brazil; Council of Administration, JBS Group, Brazil, Dr. Rubens Ricupero, Former Finance Minister, Brazil; Former Minister for the
Environment and the Amazon, Brazil; Former Secretary General, UNCTAD, Miguel Campos; Former Secretary of Agriculture, Argentina,
Dr. Gonzalo Gonzalez, Former Minister of Livestock, Agriculture and Fisheries, Uruguay, IICA Representative, Chile, Osler Desouzart, OD
Consulting, Francisco Turra, Former Minister of Agriculture, Brazil, Executive President, Brazilian Chicken Producers and Exporters
Association (UBABEF), Jorge Cazenave, Former Undersecretary of Agriculture, Argentina, Cazenave y Asociados. Representatives of
companies like Novus, Monsanto, Nestlé, Pioneer, Nidera, Rabobank, Marfrig, Sadia, AVEX, Globoaves, Restaurantes Tok, Plantar
Carbon, Passport Capital and organizations like FAO, IFC, Greenox, Codevasf, CATIE, PAPA, University of Sao Paulo will be part of the
panels.

The meeting will be opened by Rt. Hon. James B. Bolger, ONZ, Former Prime Minister, New Zealand; Chairman, World Agricultural
Forum and Eduardo Alberto Duhalde, Former President, Argentina will take part on the event closing.

Journalists wishing to cover this event can submit their accreditation request to:

Márcia Midori
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