Over the next six months, 45 million people in 16 Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries will suffer from severe food insecurity. The record number was released by United Nations food agencies.
The Institute of Applied Economic Research (IPEA) will be present at the Brazil Africa Forum 2019 promoting a discussion about the business potential between Brazil and the African countries. In a side event called “Challenges for enhance the cooperation between Brazil and African countries”, the institute will promote a debate with authorities and representatives of the economic sector.
Brazil will have a booth at the Food Africa fair, which will be held in December in Egypt. The fair has already received more than 13,000 visitors in previous editions and is one of the largest events specializing in food and agribusiness on the African continent. The initiative to represent Brazil at the event is a partnership between the country's embassy in Cairo and the Arab Brazilian Chamber of Commerce (CCAB).
Criada no Ceará em 1982 e com diversas atividades Brasil agora reunindo cerca de 600 mil membros, a Comunidade Católica Shalom mantém há 13 anos uma casa em Antsiranana, no norte de Madagascar. Considerado um dos mais pobres do mundos, o país insular africano tem 25 milhões de habitantes. A expectativa de vida é baixa - apenas 40 anos - e apenas 2% da população tem acesso à água encanada.
Coordinated by Senegalese agro economist Coumba D. Sow, the “1 million Sahel cisterns” program is an initiative of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) which consists of establishing systems to capture rainwater. This can ensure a better quality of life for communities experiencing long periods of drought.
Brazil is already recognized in the Islamic world as one of the countries that has the most expertise in the production of Hala Food, especially because of its role in the protein sector. However, it can become an even more relevant player.