Ministério da Agricultura, Pecuária e Abastecimento – MAPA
The Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply (MAPA) is responsible for the management of public policies to encourage agriculture, for the promotion of agribusiness and for the regulation and standardization of services linked to the sector. In Brazil, agribusiness includes small, medium and large rural producers and brings together activities to supply goods and services to agriculture, agricultural production, processing, transformation and distribution of agricultural products to the final consumer.
Thus, the Ministry of Agriculture seeks to integrate under its management the marketing, technological, scientific, environmental and organizational aspects of the productive sector and also of the sectors of supply, storage and transportation of crops, in addition to the management of the economic and financial policy for agribusiness. With the integration of sustainable development and competitiveness, MAPA aims to guarantee food security for the Brazilian population and the production of surpluses for export, strengthening the national productive sector and favoring Brazil’s insertion in the international market.