Increase in Crops

Luciano Alves planted beans, corn and beans on about 7,500 acres (3030 ha) in their area of Brazil last year. This year, planted 8600 acres (3,500 ha). And he attributed to Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, the reasons for the increase. "The government is helping us finance the purchase of new machinery. Reduced interest rates we pay and have given us more time to repay loans. It is vital, '"Alves words of the New York Times. There are different reactions and actions in the various countries in response to increases in food prices globally. Are countries like Brazil, they expand their agricultural production and plot to increase exports and end its international dependency of certain crops.

And countries that have implemented closures or restrictions on their exports of food products, such as China, Russia, Ukraine or Argentina, to prevent an overflow of domestic prices. China, for example, "One country, two systems", applies the best of both worlds subsidizes its producers, developing policies to increase agricultural production, but also sets maximum prices for various products prices have increased sharply worldwide in addition to limit its exports. On the other hand, China and Brazil that do not produce enough for the domestic market, are on track to do so. The Chinese government approved in July to ensure the country 95% self-sufficient in grain over the next 12 years, and help the agricultural sector to develop policies to increase their production line. Brazil imports 80% of wheat in markets such as Argentina.

| January 28th, 2011 | Posted in General |

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