The Arab Brazilian Chamber of Commerce (ABCC) recently hosted a webinar alongside the Afro-Brazilian Chamber of Commerce (AfroChamber) highlighting business opportunities between Sudanese and Brazilian companies. The webinar “Sudan: Technologies and Business Partnerships Opportunities for the Brazilian and Sudanese Companies” heard from the ABCC President Osmar Chohfi, Brazilian ambassador in Khartoum Patrícia Lima; and chargé d’affaires at the Embassy of Sudan in Brasilia, Mohammed Elrashed Sidahmed.
The webinar discussed various aspects of agribusiness development in Brazil in which Sudan can explore venture opportunities such as establishing agro-industrial complexes to process agricultural products, such as grain milling and production of food, manufacturing of fertilizers and pesticides, as well as seeds production. It further talked about prospects in animal husbandry as well as meat processing in Sudan.
Mamoun Dawelbeit, director of Agricultural Technology Transfer at the CTC Group, the largest private agricultural company in Sudan, shared the company’s capabilities to provide agricultural equipment such as machine rental and other operations for farming.
Commenting on the proposed plans, Osmar Chohfi, President, Arab Brazilian Chamber of Commerce, said: “Like Brazil, Sudan is a country with a strong agricultural potential due to its natural characteristics. Over a third of the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is linked to agriculture. The country, however, needs resources and cooperation to drive the sector forward and sees this new economic phase as an opportunity for its agriculture to take off. In this sector, Sudan already has strong companies, such as the CTC group.”
“The company operates on several fronts in agriculture, with seeds, fertilizers, herbicides, pesticides, fungicides, seedling production, industrial chemicals, and spraying equipment; as a provider of technological solutions; with exports; bringing knowledge to rural producers; seeking new technologies and know-how for Sudan, among other activities,” he added.
The Arab world and Brazil enjoy a strong ties which have been built over a long period of time through the many agreements and MoUs signed between various Arab countries and the South American nation. Both sides continue to harness economic relations which aim to create the most ideal environment for trade and economic cooperation to flourish among countries.
The latest webinar forms part of a series of special meetings that bring together Arabs and Brazilians to discuss highly relevant and current issues that demand urgent action. By organizing the sessions, ABCC aims to build and provide more positive, synergistic avenues for discussions that can lead to strategic partnerships and joint efforts in facilitating trade between Brazil and the Arab countries.