Among the multinationals that dominate agricultural lobbying in Brazil, 2 Swiss and 2 German groups are particularly active

Between 2019 and 2022, six companies came to a total of 278 meetings with the Ministry of Agriculture: Syngenta (Switzerland) with 81 meetings, JBS (Brazil) with 75 meetings, Bayer (Germany) with 60 meetings, Basf (Germany) with 26 meetings, Nestlé (Switzerland) with 23 meetings, and the U.S. company Cargill with 13 meetings.

By Lucas Neiva

A report by the De Olho nos Ruralistas Institute, which monitors policies related to Brazil's agribusiness industry, has pointed to the dominance of foreign multinationals in lobbying the sector in Brazil. Of the six companies with the most meetings of representatives with the Ministry of Agriculture between 2019 and 2022, only one, JBS, is Brazilian.

According to the report, most of the lobbying for agribusiness is done by the think tank Instituto Pensar Agro (IPA), which pools resources from more than a thousand companies and associations in the sector.

The organization has organized 160 official meetings . . .

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