September 07, 2020- The Arab-Brazilian Chamber of Commerce (ABCC) has announced that the newest episode of its series of webinars will feature agribusiness experts from Morocco and Brazil to discuss the two countries’ growing agribusiness relations. Titled ‘Morocco and Brazil: Agribusiness Connecting Continents,’ the virtual event that will be held on Wednesday, September 9, 2020, will be graced by Moroccan Ambassador to Brazil Nabil Adghoghi and Brazilian Ambassador to Morocco Julio Bitelli.
For the event, ABCC invited five panelists to share and exchange views and insights during a lecture titled ‘Strategic and complementary markets in the agribusiness chain: Innovation, expertise exchange, and trade diversification.’
Also joining the discussion is Alexandre Morais do Amaral, Researcher, Manager and International Coordinator at the Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (Embrapa). He will tackle the present landscape of the local agriculture industry and major partnership opportunities in the areas of innovation and technology.
Rubens Hannun, President, Arab Brazilian Chamber of Commerce, said: “We will highlight Brazil’s agriculture sector in our upcoming webinar in recognition of its important role in further strengthening the trade relations between the two countries. It is also worth noting that the local industry witnessed the highest growth over the past months, opening fresh opportunities to discover new areas for cooperation and investments, which may include a Mercosur-Morocco agreement soon. Our guest speakers will also take a closer look into logistics apart from investments to provide attendees with deeper understanding of the industry.”
The forum is taking place amid Brazil’s increased exports of agricultural products, including maize, sugar, soy and coffee, to Morocco. Latest figures showed that the Arab country imported USD 319 million worth of products from Brazil during January-July 2020, which represents a 34.6 per cent growth from a year ago.