Between 31 March and 6 April, the group will visit dairy, beef, sugar cane, maize and soya farms. Seed breeding experimental farms and a large farmers co-operative will provide insight into crop genetics and processing. Discussions with trade experts will provide context about Brazilian agriculture on a global scale.
This year’s program is sponsored by DeLaval, whose team in Brazil has been instrumental in lining up many visits for the group, notes Niels Damsgaard Hansen, the organizer of the trip.
Participants in the 2019 Exposure-4-Development tour include:
- Amy Forde, Irish Farmers Journal, Ireland
- Katrin Fischer, BWagrar, Germany
- Sjoerd Hofstee, Langsdemelkweg, The Netherlands
- Claudia Jung-Leithner, consultant and freelancer, Austria
- Rachel Martin, AgriLand, Northern Ireland
- Christian Muhlhausen, Landpixel, Germany
- Owen Roberts, University of Guelph, Canada
- Lilian Schaer, freelancer, Canada
- Frederik Thalbitzer, Landbrugsmedierne, Denmark
- Tuulikki Viilo, Maaseudun Tulevaisuus, Finland
- Steve Werblow, The Furrow, USA
- Niels Damsgaard Hansen, ndhtxtfoto and tour leader, Denmark
Following the tour, several of the participants will join Brazilian journalists in Sao Paulo for a meeting on global trends in the agricultural journalism industry.