October 7 (Hfrance.fr) - Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said Thursday that his government plans to developa project to increase the country's fertilizer production and make it less dependent on imports.
Speaking on its weekly broadcast Live on social media, Bolsonaro did not provide many details on the project but said it would be presented next month and improve the use of raw materials available in Brazil.
Earlier on Thursday, Bolsonaro said at an event in Brasilia that he expected a shortage of fertilizer for the year next.
"I warn you a year in advance, due to the energy crisis, China has started to produce less fertilizer and the price has already gone up. and there will be a shortage "said Bolsonaro.
" For five plates of food in the world, one comes from Brazil. We will have problems w With the supply (of fertilizer) in the yearnext year, "he added.
Brazil imported $ 8.71 billion in fertilizer in 2020, according to the UN COMTRADE database on commercial accounts. Of this amount, $ 664.41 million came from China. Report by Maria Carolina Marcello and Ricardo Brito; Additional reporting by Anthony Boadle; Written by Stephen Eisenhammer; Edited by Christopher Cushing
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