RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazil's agribusiness is responsible for feeding around 800 million people, or approximately 10% of the global population, according to a study released on Thursday by the Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (EMBRAPA), which assessed data based on the country's basic production of grains and oilseeds.
According to Elisio Contini and Adalberto Aragão, responsible for the study, the figure considers that grains and oilseeds are the basis of human nutrition - for direct consumption, processed foods or as feed for meat production.
"In terms of people fed (by Brazil), according to authorities' reports and technical papers . . .