Roberto Rodrigues, Coordinator of the Agribusiness Center of Getúlio Vargas Foundation — FGV — expects that next year brings more than 1 billion tons in agricultural products.
The outlook for agribusiness in Brazil in 2019 is very good. Roberto Rodrigues, Coordinator of the Agribusiness Center of FGV and former Minister of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply, says Roberto Rodrigues.
According to him, if we do not have obstacles with the climate we must reap the biggest crop of history. It will be about 240 million tons of grains and 640 million tons of sugarcane. The former minister expects more than 1 billion tonnes of agricultural products next year.
Despite this, Rodrigues believes that some problems must persist. The logistics were not solved, freight became more expensive – especially with the establishment of the freight table after the truck drivers strike in May 2018 – and fertilizers became more expensive. These impediments should decrease the producer’s margins.