The Brazilians who participated in the Brazil-Sudan Forum on Agriculture, Livestock, Trade and Investment, in Khartoum, made yesterday morning (26), to an audience of over 150 people, presentations about agribusiness and the Brazilian economy. According to the secretary general at the Arab Brazilian Chamber of Commerce, Michel Alaby, who was at the event, the director of the Sanitary and Phytosanitary Negotiations Department at the Ministry of Agriculture of Brazil, Luiz Carlos de Oliveira, presented a DVD about the agribusiness sector in the country.
Alaby himself spoke about the panorama of the economy of the country, about foreign trade, about relations with the Arab countries and Sudan, about the environment for investment and about actions developed by the Arab Brazilian Chamber to bring Arab and Brazilian businessmen closer together.
The director of the Federation of Muslim Associations of Brazil and the Brazilian Halal Food Centre, Mohamed Zoghbi, spoke about halal slaughter in the country and about the quality control on beef and chicken exports.
The chairman at the Brazilian Poultry Exporters Association (Abef), Christian Lohbauer, and Marcio Caparroz, of the Brazilian Beef Industry and Exporters Association (Abiec), spoke about the participation of the beef sector in the economy of Brazil and about exports. The representative of food sector company Perdigão, Fabrício Leite, presented a DVD with information about the chicken, dairy and dairy product, ready made food and other food sectors.
And finally, the representative of dairy Itambé, André Massote, spoke about the productivity of the milk chain, the cooperative system and about exports.
In the afternoon, the Brazilian delegation was met by the Sudanese minister of Foreign Relations, Elsamani Elwasila Elsamani, and by the minister of Investment, Kosti Manibe, and discussed the investment conditions in Sudan. The Brazilians also met with the director of the Metrology and Standards Organisation of Sudan, Moniem Elyas Elhusseien, who presented the regulations for imports of foods in the country to be promoted in Brazil.
The representatives of companies and sector organisations from Brazil also made contact with businessmen and local organisations. Lohbauer and Leite were at the Union of Agriculture and Animal Production where they discussed with the organisation's president, Ibrahim Hassab El Rasoul, the sale of frozen Brazilian chicken to Sudan.
São Paulo, March 28, 2008 (ANBA)