Brazil ready to meet growing global demand for food, OECD says

Jeffrey T. Lewis – The Wall Street Journal, 7/01/2015

Brazil is ready to meet rising global demand for food that is coming mostly from Asia, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development said on Wednesday.

Growth in Brazil’s food supply is projected to increase as productivity increases, pasture fields are converted to cropland and livestock production methods become more intensive, the OECD said in report.

Much of the increase in agricultural production in Brazil, the world’s second-biggest supplier of food and agricultural products, can come using sustainable methods, the Paris-based organization said.

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