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Mato Grosso

Harvesting soybeans in Mato Grosso, Brazil

 

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Capital:

Cuiabá

Population:

520,000

State Pop:

2,500,000

Area:

906,806.9 km² (350,027 mi²)

Economy:

Agribusiness, Leads Brazil in cattle production - 27 million head


 

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The major producer of soybeans in Brazil. 

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Ranked 9th in the world in cotton production

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Produces 51% of Brazil's and 3.9% of World's cotton

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Home to large, vast cattle ranches. A tropical Texas, with room to grow.

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30 years ago most of the State was in Mato Grosso (thick forest) or Cerrado (savannah brush).  There were no highways, just dirt roads hundreds of kilometers long cutting through the dense tropical forest.

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Mato Grosso has 230,000 planted hectares of eucalyptus and 65,000 of teak. (2014 Imea)

 

 


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Tapajós - Teles Pires Waterway Infrastructure Project:

 

Map of future waterway from Mato Grosso to the Port of Santarem, PA in BrazilThe Waterway should reduce the cost of freight by R$ 2 billion . The implementation of this waterway is an old demand of the agricultural sector of Mato Grosso

BY: AGUIRRE TALENT
FOLHA DE SAO PAULO IN BELEM

The federal government decided to take the first step to building a waterway which will transport the soybean production of Mato Grosso through the State of Pará,

The work will facilitate access the ocean shipping, which experts estimate, could reduce freight costs to R$ 2 billion annually.

The state of Mato Grosso produced 40 million tons of grain in the 2011/2012 harvest, equivalent to 25% of the national total.

The Tapajós-Teles Pires waterway is a plan from the 1990s. Next week, there will be a bid to define which company will do the feasibility studies and project work.

From these results, the government could begin the physical work, even though cost and operation model have not been officially designed. The studies are estimated to cost R$ 14 million.

The work will eliminate obstacles like rocks and sandy stretches, opening a a 1,000 km waterway starting from the Teles Pires River (MT) and following the Tapajós River to the port of Santarém (1,443 km from Belem).

 

Grain production in Mato Grosso, which presently is routed by road and rail to the port of Santos (SP), will have another option.

From Santarém, it is possible to reach the Atlantic Ocean via the Amazon River and supply both the international markets and Brazilian consumers in the Northeast.

The Aprosoja (Soybean Growers Association and Corn MT) estimates that the cost of transporting a ton of soybeans would fall from R$ 227 to R$ 60 with the opening of the waterway. In one year, the industry would save R$ 2 billion.

"The waterway will be a milestone for the Midwest, a mode of transportation that does not pollute and is cheap. Tapajós River will be for Brazil as the Mississippi is to America," says Seneri Paludo, executive director of Famato ( Federation of Agriculture and Livestock of Mato Grosso).

According to the organization, the waterway will serve mainly the western and middle regions of northern Mato Grosso, which represents more than half of the agricultural production of the state.

BARRIERS

The bidding for the studies will be done by Codomar (Dock Company of Maranhão). The waterway, however, should be managed by AHIMOR (Administration of Waterways Eastern Amazonia) - which could cause problems for the implementation of the project.

"We would need an increase in the budget, because our current structure is not able to manage this waterway," said Albertino de Oliveira e Silva, superintendent of AHIMOR.
 

Alex Argozino / Editor of Art / Folhapress

 


 

Video 1

Example of pasture conversion to soybeans.

 

40 km east of Nova Mutum.
This is very common south of 13 deg S lat. as per new forest code.  This is non-amazon biome.
The new hot spot for degraded pasture conversion is in the area Serra Plano Alto to Nova Brasilandia.
This is marginal land at lower elevations that is the new hot spot for soybean expansion.   Map

 

Video 2

Soybean expansion is still taking place even with tighter margins for 2014.
Producers/speculators are following through with what they have started the past two years.

 


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