The first meeting will be with producers from Sinop on November 14th, followed by producers from Sorriso, on Thursday (16.11) and Saturday (17.11), in Lucas do Rio Verde. A meeting with producers from Xanxerê (SC) and, finally, in Pato Branco (PR), on December 4th, is scheduled for the 27th. In these two states, the event will be held in partnership with the Campinas Agronomic Institute (IAC).
In addition to producers, Pulse Day will be held in the form of a seminar and will also involve agronomists, researchers and government representatives providing strategic information for the sector, so everyone can prepare for the nuances of the 2024 market.
Registration is free on the website https://pulseday.com.br/ and places are limited.
“Many topics must be addressed, such as the possibility of increasing rice planting, making it more interesting to generate bean straw. Second crop alternatives such as sesame, which will deserve attention for those who decide not to focus only on beans”, pointed out the president of Ibrafe, Marcelo Eduardo Lüders.
The area planted with beans in Mato Grosso is expected to decrease by 1.6%, from 154.3 thousand hectares to 151.9 thousand hectares. Production is expected to fall 10.3%, reaching 275.5 thousand tons in the 2023/2024 harvest, according to projections from the National Supply Company (Conab). In Brazil, the planted area of carioca beans will be the smallest ever and is estimated at 342 thousand hectares.
The deputy secretary of Agribusiness and Investments, Anderson Lombardi, pointed out that, through tax incentives, Mato Grosso began to invest in special grains such as sesame, which is part of the Rural Development Program (Proder), as well as beans and pulses , chia, quinoa and peanuts.
“Cotton, back in the 90s, was not produced here in the State, so incentives were given for commercialization and today we are the largest producers in the country. In this way, we thought about trying to reach special grains, providing benefits for rural producers to think about diversifying their production, so that they plant beans and can sell them in a more advantageous way and thus, in the future, we will be the largest producers of chia, beans then and other special grains.”