A stay commerce exercise that promotes featured merchandise from BRICS countries is held, April 28, 2022.
Agriculture possesses a significant place in BRICS countries and is instantly associated to 42 p.c of the worldwide inhabitants.
In current years, BRICS countries have made steady efforts to ascertain a long-term and secure cooperation mechanism specializing in meals safety and poverty discount, enhancing exchanges in agricultural manufacturing and technological innovation. As a outcome, they’ve achieved fruitful ends in deepening pragmatic agricultural cooperation.
Agricultural commerce between BRICS countries and different countries reached $588.3 billion final 12 months, surging 128 p.c from that in 2010. Besides, BRICS countries are seeing an enlargement of their agricultural affect globally as their mixed gross agricultural manufacturing accounts for greater than half of the world’s whole. BRICS agricultural cooperation has made contributions to international meals safety and injected impetus into financial restoration within the post-pandemic period.
China is the most important purchaser of Brazilian beans, beef and rooster. Jean Taruhn, Special Advisor to the Minister of Agriculture of Brazil, famous that Brazil-China agricultural commerce is essential. According to him, Brazil exported $45 billion of agricultural merchandise to China in 2021.
“The commerce complementarity between the 2 countries has very a lot benefited Brazil’s agricultural trade. Brazil is lifting the picture of its merchandise based mostly on the calls for of the Chinese market, in order to diversify its exports,” Taruhn mentioned.
Ronnie Lins, an economist and director of the China-Brazil Center for Research and Business, believes BRICS countries take pleasure in broad house for cooperation in agricultural commerce.
He defined that the 5 countries have wealthy local weather, atmosphere, land, fishery and different pure assets, and occupy half of the world’s irrigation space, 40 p.c of the world’s cereal manufacturing space, and a market of round 3.2 billion individuals, which creates favorable preconditions for agricultural cooperation.
Besides, BRICS countries are all agricultural powerhouses and their markets match one another nicely, Lins mentioned. “The BRICS agricultural cooperation will hold making necessary contributions to dealing with the worldwide meals disaster within the post-pandemic period,” he famous.
Customers choose merchandise throughout a stay commerce exercise that promotes featured merchandise from BRICS countries, April 28, 2022.
The 5 countries are enhancing cooperation underneath the BRICS mechanism to coach skilled personnel for the modernization of agriculture and rural areas.
By the top of 2021, China’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs had educated 295 agricultural technicians and administration personnel from South Africa in a number of fields reminiscent of rice cultivation, agricultural machine manufacturing and software, plant safety, renewable power utilization, aquaculture and fishery administration.
Besides, China Agricultural University, Chinese Academy of Fishery Sciences, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Science and different scientific establishments have nurtured over 50 doctoral and grasp’s college students from South Africa.
As e-commerce constitutes an necessary a part of each digital economic system and actual economic system, e-commerce cooperation has turn out to be a significant power driving the agricultural improvement and commerce of BRICS countries.
Today, agricultural merchandise from Brazil, Russia and South Africa are getting into the Chinese market by way of e-commerce platforms, and BRICS countries are seeing rising agricultural funding.
At the top of April, a stay commerce exercise underneath the BRICS framework was held as China took over the BRICS chairmanship this 12 months, throughout which numerous featured merchandise from BRICS countries had been launched to Chinese customers, together with South African wine, Brazilian espresso beans, Indian seasoning powder and Russian chocolate.
As of May 12, the gross sales of those merchandise had reached 270 million yuan ($40.3 million) on main Chinese e-commerce platforms. During the exercise, Chinese coffeehouse chains reached an settlement with its cooperation companions, planning to purchase a complete of 45,000 tonnes of espresso beans price 1.5 billion yuan from Brazil between 2023 and 2025.
“We take innovation and digital economic system as a significant space of development within the subsequent couple of years, which is able to impression the worldwide economic system and assist scale back poverty and social inequality,” Lins mentioned BRICS countries have vital international affect.
Luis Paulino, an professional on China on the Sao Paulo State University, promotes the event of “Internet plus agriculture” and agricultural cross-border e-commerce to construct a quick monitor for agricultural innovation and cooperation. BRICS countries are anticipated to forge a future during which innovation and digital cooperation possess a bigger function, he famous.
(Web editor: Liang Jun, Bianji)