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North Carolina Agricultural  Leadership Development  Program 2008 - 2010 Brazil Study Tour
Agricultural  Leadership Development  Program Made possible by grants from
Agricultural  Leadership Development  Program and contributions from  North Carolina Farm Bureau North Carolina Grange Mut...
<ul><li>Throughout the program, participants focus on important agricultural issues they have identified for North Carolin...
Facts About Brazil <ul><li>Federative Republic of Brazil </li></ul><ul><li>The largest and most populous country in Latin ...
Facts About Brazil <ul><li>Religions:  Roman Catholic (73.6%), Protestant (15.4%) </li></ul><ul><li>Spiritualist (1.3%), B...
BRAZIL STUDY TOUR
 
January 10,  2010
 
 
January 10,  2010
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
January 11,  2010
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
January 12,  2010
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
January 12,  2010
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
January 13,  2010
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
January 14,  2010
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
January 15,  2010
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
January 16 & 17,  2010
 
 
 
 
 
 
January 18,  2010
 
 
 
 
<ul><li>23 processing facilities </li></ul><ul><li>38 fuel distribution terminals </li></ul><ul><li>2 port terminals with ...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
January 19,  2010
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
January 19,  2010
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
January 20,  2010
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
What We Learned About Brazil <ul><li>Brazil sees themselves as a major  </li></ul><ul><li>player in the world marketplace ...
What We Learned About Brazil <ul><li>Common denominators seen among  </li></ul><ul><li>growers is:  traceability of produc...
What  We Learned From Brazil <ul><li>Seeing the potential for expansion in  </li></ul><ul><li>Brazil for some crops, Brazi...
What  We Learned From Brazil <ul><li>Topics such as traceability will  </li></ul><ul><li>become even more of an issue in t...
 
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Brazil Study Tour 2010

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This presentation is based on the Brazil Study Tour that the 2008-2010 class of the North Carolina Agricultural Leadership Development Program took from January 9th to the 21st of 2010. The leadership program is conducted by the NCSU College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

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Brazil Study Tour 2010

  1. 1. North Carolina Agricultural Leadership Development Program 2008 - 2010 Brazil Study Tour
  2. 2. Agricultural Leadership Development Program Made possible by grants from
  3. 3. Agricultural Leadership Development Program and contributions from North Carolina Farm Bureau North Carolina Grange Mutual Insurance North Carolina Soybean Producers Association North Carolina State Grange Philip Morris International Bayer CropScience Cape Fear Farm Credit Carolina Farm Credit Corn Growers Association of North Carolina Golden Leaf Seed Company North Carolina Cotton Producers Association North Carolina Pork Council North Carolina Sweet Potato Commission YARA North America AgCarolina Financial North Carolina Small Grain Growers Association Program Participants
  4. 4. <ul><li>Throughout the program, participants focus on important agricultural issues they have identified for North Carolina and their communities. Training focuses on the following areas: </li></ul><ul><li>Mastering Self </li></ul><ul><li>Mastering an Understanding of Agriculture’s Environment </li></ul><ul><li>Mastering Relationships </li></ul><ul><li>Managing Social and Organizational Action </li></ul><ul><li>Enhancing Participants’ Understanding of Global and </li></ul><ul><li>National Aspects of Agriculture </li></ul>North Carolina Agricultural Leadership Development Program
  5. 5. Facts About Brazil <ul><li>Federative Republic of Brazil </li></ul><ul><li>The largest and most populous country in Latin America </li></ul><ul><li>The fifth largest country in the world </li></ul><ul><li>It borders the countries of Uruguay, Argentina, Paraguay, </li></ul><ul><li>Bolivia, Peru, Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname, </li></ul><ul><li>and French Guiana </li></ul><ul><li>There are four time zones in Brazil </li></ul><ul><li>The capital of Brazil is Brasilia </li></ul><ul><li>There are 27 provinces (states) </li></ul>
  6. 6. Facts About Brazil <ul><li>Religions: Roman Catholic (73.6%), Protestant (15.4%) </li></ul><ul><li>Spiritualist (1.3%), Bantu/voodoo (0.3%) </li></ul><ul><li>Languages are Portugese (official), Spanish, English, and </li></ul><ul><li>French </li></ul><ul><li>The population is 186,112,794 </li></ul><ul><li>The currency is the real </li></ul><ul><li>The major industries are textiles, shoes, chemicals, cement, l </li></ul><ul><li>lumber, iron ore, steel, aircraft, motor vehicles and parts, and </li></ul><ul><li>other machinery and equipment </li></ul><ul><li>Major agricultural commodities are coffee, soybeans, wheat, </li></ul><ul><li>rice, corn sugarcane, cocoa, citrus, and beef </li></ul>
  7. 7. BRAZIL STUDY TOUR
  8. 9. January 10, 2010
  9. 12. January 10, 2010
  10. 25. January 11, 2010
  11. 54. January 12, 2010
  12. 62. January 12, 2010
  13. 72. January 13, 2010
  14. 88. January 14, 2010
  15. 106. January 15, 2010
  16. 126. January 16 & 17, 2010
  17. 133. January 18, 2010
  18. 138. <ul><li>23 processing facilities </li></ul><ul><li>38 fuel distribution terminals </li></ul><ul><li>2 port terminals with one for sugar cane and one </li></ul><ul><li>for ethanol </li></ul><ul><li>43,000 employees at harvest time </li></ul>
  19. 148. January 19, 2010
  20. 158. January 19, 2010
  21. 167. January 20, 2010
  22. 182. What We Learned About Brazil <ul><li>Brazil sees themselves as a major </li></ul><ul><li>player in the world marketplace </li></ul><ul><li>The agriculture is diverse and in the </li></ul><ul><li>many ways on the cutting edge </li></ul>
  23. 183. What We Learned About Brazil <ul><li>Common denominators seen among </li></ul><ul><li>growers is: traceability of products, social </li></ul><ul><li>responsibility, and involvement by growers in </li></ul><ul><li>various groups such as cooperatives, grower </li></ul><ul><li>associations, etc </li></ul><ul><li>Less than adequate infrastructure and cost </li></ul><ul><li>of capital are two major factors hampering </li></ul><ul><li>expansion in production of farm products </li></ul>
  24. 184. What We Learned From Brazil <ul><li>Seeing the potential for expansion in </li></ul><ul><li>Brazil for some crops, Brazil will </li></ul><ul><li>continue to be a major competitor for </li></ul><ul><li>the US farmer </li></ul><ul><li>As in Brazil, US farmers must become </li></ul><ul><li>more involved and take leadership </li></ul><ul><li>roles in addressing issues that affect </li></ul><ul><li>the agricultural community </li></ul>
  25. 185. What We Learned From Brazil <ul><li>Topics such as traceability will </li></ul><ul><li>become even more of an issue in the </li></ul><ul><li>U.S. </li></ul><ul><li>Just as Brazil, we must see our </li></ul><ul><li>marketplace being more than just here </li></ul><ul><li>in the U.S., but in other countries </li></ul>
  26. 187. North Carolina Agricultural Leadership Development Program 2008 - 2010 Brazil Study Tour

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