The future of swine farming is in the Americas

International consultant, Osler Desouzart, highlights the importance of pig farming in North, Central and South America to guarantee current and future food supplies.
calendar icon 20 January 2022
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As a consultant and specialist in the international animal protein market, Osler Desouzart, has spent the majority of his professional life in international marketing of pork and poultry in Brazil. Recently he outlined the future of the segment, more specifically the production and export of pork.

Desouzart, who will also be one of the speakers at United Pork Americas, highlighted that the American continent will guarantee the exportable surplus of food to Asia, which will concentrate future demand, which, according to him, is already a reality.

“The United States and Brazil will lead the market because both countries generate surpluses of most grains and animal products,” he said.

According to him, countries such as Canada, Mexico, Argentina, Chile, Peru, Colombia, Paraguay, Uruguay and, in due course, Bolivia, complete the importance of the Americas, guaranteeing production of the products necessary for supply in Asia and in Africa.

“I emphasize that these two continents will have 90% of the world population increase by 2050,” stated Desouzart.


Europe, explains Osler Desouzart, is creating obstacles to free trade, which has made it difficult for the continent to participate in the animal protein sector.

“Europe needs to convince itself that the 'good old days' are over and that they must change to adopt technology and science. Developing countries cannot 'afford' to do so and this is where European participation grows. European countries do not accept that the future of world food exports lies in the Americas. Meat exports, which were entirely dominated by them until the 1990s, now belong to the Americas. That's why I say that the future of swine farming belongs to the Americas,” he said.

He also highlighted the growing importance of Bolivia in the American scenario.

“Bolivia can become a 'new Paraguay'. Brazilians are buying land in the neighboring country to plant soy and corn and will inevitably migrate to the production of swine and poultry. We saw this in Paraguay, which still does not have a large production of swine because Paraná is neighboring and extremely competitive, but there are already Brazilian companies and cooperatives from Paraná operating in Paraguay,” he said.

The graphs and data below demonstrate and confirm Osler Desouzart's analysis. The source is from OD Consulting.

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