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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Internet access in the countryside is one of the main challenges of Brazilian agribusiness. According to the last 2017 Agribusiness Census, over 70 percent of rural properties are not connected.

According to the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE), in charge of the Census:

  • Brazil has 5.07 million rural farms;
  • 71.8 percent do not have access to the internet (3.64 million properties)

The IBGE considers rural farms as areas where agricultural production occurs as an income activity. Lands used in mining, ranches, estates, and military areas . . .

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