Agriculture and Agribusiness in Brazil
10-Day Sample Program in São Paulo, Mato Grosso and Pernambuco
Brazil is a country with a vocation for agribusiness, due to its climate characteristics as well as its geographic diversity, possessing arable and highly fertile lands yet unexplored. With our agribusiness program, we seek to provide a lifetime opportunity: observing closely the areas within the agribusiness sector. Combining practical activities with theoretical lectures, we will bring the group to the most important Brazilian cities and zones to the agriculture subject.
We start our journey in São Paulo - the country’s economic capital and educational polo – following to it’s countryside – responsible for almost 70% of all domestic production of sugar cane. Then, your students will go to Mato Grosso – the state is world's fourth largest soy producer. Hence, the next destination in our itinerary is Pernambuco, where participants will have the chance to observe creative ways to work in order to overcome production challenges that climatic and geographic conditions impose to agribusiness.
Day 1 - Arrival in São Paulo
Bem Vindo! (Welcome to Brazil!).
Campus Brasil representative will be at the airport to meet your group.
- Orientation Session:
After check in, there will be a group Orientation Session about the program and Safety & Culture in Brazil.
- São Paulo Cultural Tour:
São Paulo is known today for being one of the largest cities in the world and one of the richest cities in Brazil. During the industrial development, the great number of opportunities attracted immigrants from all parts of the world – Germans, Italians, Japanese and other groups all contribute today to the cosmopolitan spirit of the city.
- Welcome Dinner:
Group dinner at a traditional Brazilian restaurant to kick off the program!
Day 2 -
- Visit To A Foreign Multinational Company In Agribusiness:
Agribusiness has been the most growing sector in Brazil in the last decade. The sector, which includes biofuel, is responsible for 27% of the country's GDP and corresponds to at least 37% of the Brazilian export.The predictions are that this segment is going to grow 40% in the next 10 years.
- Visit To The Stock Exchange:
The Stock Exchange, Commodities and Futures Exchange (BM&F Bovespa) is, by far, the largest stock exchange of South America. In 2014, for example, commodities
represented more than 60% of all brazilian exportations.
Day 3 -
- Transfer to Piracicaba (Travel time approx. 2 hours)
- Lecture and Workshop at an Agribusiness School:
Agribusiness in Brazil: A Market Overview