18-12-2013 10:01 AM | Brazil

Brazil adapts wheat production to tropics

Over decades, Brazil revolutionised its agriculture by adapting production of soybean, milk, meat and corn to tropical conditions. Now it aims to do the same with wheat.

"Already, we are growing wheat in tropical areas around Brasilia, with the same quality as Argentine, Uruguayan or European wheat," said Mauricio Lopes, president of the Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (Embrapa).

"But this requires a lot of irrigation and in central Brazil the cost is very high," he added.
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