Minas Gerais Agribusiness GDP
2012 – 2021 (R$ billion)
Agribusiness GDP | 2021: R$ 177.1 billion
Exports: US$ 10.3 billion in 2021
Sources: Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE)
Agribusiness Balance in Minas Gerais
The Minas Gerais Agribusiness Balance, in its third edition compiled by the State Department for Agriculture, Livestock & Supply (SEAPA), presents key agribusiness production results in the state for 2022.
Education, Research & Development
Minas Gerais Farming Research Corporation – EPAMIG
Principal public state institution for research, development, and innovation in agriculture and livestock-raising in Minas Gerais. Key aims include: promoting the transfer of technologies and innovation for sustainable farming; offering technical, vocational, higher, and post-graduation courses in farming and agroindustry; training technicians and producers in farming and agroindustry; contributing to the formulation and application of the state farming policy.
Technical Institute of Farming & Cooperativism – ITAC
Founded in 1990 and linked to EPAMIG, the institute operated until 2021 as a high-school level vocational establishment geared towards the farming sector. At the end of 2022, with approval of its accreditation to offer degree-level courses, in that very same year ITAC rolled out its graduation course Technology in Precision Farming. The institute is also planning to structure other professional qualification and lato sensu postgraduation courses.
Cândido Tostes Dairy Institute – ILCT
The Cândido Tostes Dairy Institute, also an arm of EPAMIG, with almost 90 years of background, is Latin America’s first dairy school. Focused on the needs and innovations of the dairy market, the institute offers a degree-level course in Dairy Technology, technical and vocational courses, in-house training, and, through its partnership with the Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (EMBRAPA) and Federal University of Juiz de Fora (UFJF), a vocational master’s in Science & Technology of Milk and Derivatives
Technical Assistance and Rural Extension Company of the State of Minas Gerais – EMATER-MG
The MG Technical Assistance and Rural Extension Corporation plans, coordinates, and implements technical assistance and rural extension programs to improve productive conditions, increase output, and promote the sustainable development of family agriculture in Minas Gerais State.
Brazilian Association of Zebu Breeders – ABCZ
Headquartered in the city of Uberaba, the Brazilian Association of Zebu (humped cattle) Ranchers has the mission of increasing beef and milk production through genealogical registration, genetic enhancement, and promotion of zebuine cattle breeds. ABCZ has more than 22,000 associates, and a network of over 20 regional offices across Brazil, counting among its primary activities the Program for Genetic Enhancement of Zebuine Cattle – PMGZ, and organizing and running the ExpoZebu and ExpoGenética trade fairs.