Nilson Antonio Balestreri
Owner and Director of Arbaza
Brazil's Dry Bean Export Potential: An Interview with Nilson Antonio Balestreri
At the Pulses 2019 Convention in Rio de Janeiro, Nilson Antonio Balestreri, owner and director of Arbaza, a leading Brazlian pulse company and the convention’s title sponsor, sat down with us to discuss a variety of topics, including the country’s dry bean export potential, the signed trade deal with Mexico, chickpea production in Brazil, and more.
0:36 Other than cowpea beans, what pulses does Arbaza work with?
1:03 Brazil has emerged as a significant exporter of brown-eyed beans and mung beans. Do you see potential for increased exports of these pulse products?
1:40 Brazil and Mexico recently signed a trade deal, rice in exchange for beans. Do you see Brazil importing a lot of beans from Mexico?
2:13 What can you tell us about Brazil's pulse trade with India?
2:51 There were some trials growing chickpeas in Brazil. How do you see Brazil's potential with chickpeas?
3:30 There are plans for China to invest in a railway to provide access for Brazil's interior. What would that mean for Brazil's ag sector, and especially for pulses?
4:05 Tell us why you decided to become a title sponsor for the Pulses 2019 Conference in Rio de Janeiro.