Brazilian Vice President Antônio Hamilton Martins Mourão confirmed his participation in the Brazil Africa Forum 2019. The event, organized by the Brazil Africa Institute (IBRAF), will be held on November 12th and 13th in São Paulo with main theme the relation between food security and economic development.
Vice President Hamilton Mourão received IBRAF’s president, Prof. João Bosco Monte, in Brasilia and discussed business opportunities between Brazil and the African continent. “It’s time for Brazil to talk to Africa” said the Vice President at the time.
“We are very pleased with this confirmation. His presence, alongside with other African authorities, to discuss such an important issue as food security, brings the opportunities for new business to be carried out during the event” said Prof. João Bosco Monte.
Among the other government representatives also confirmed at the Brazil Africa Forum 2019 is Ghana’s Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia.
The event has established itself as an important catalyst for business between companies and governments in Brazil and African countries, promoting strategic meetings between these representatives. During the 2016 edition, the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development of Nigeria, Audu Ogbeh, met with the then Minister of Agriculture of Brazil, Blairo Maggi. The meeting helped cement an agreement between the two countries, announced in February 2019, to develop Nigerian agriculture. Called “Green Imperative”, the initiative provides funding of US $ 1 billion for the acquisition of Brazilian agricultural machinery and equipment.