President of Future Forum, Alysson Paolinelli, participates in webinar on agribusiness
On July 7, 2021, at 6 pm, the Center for Agribusiness Studies (FGV Agro) at the Sao Paulo School of Economics (FGV EESP) will hold a conversation with the coordinator of FGV Agro, Roberto Rodrigues, as part of a series of monthly interviews with major names in Brazilian agribusiness. This week’s guest will be Alysson Paolinelli, the president of the Future Forum.
Paolinelli received the World Food Prize for leading the process of implementing sustainable tropical agriculture in Brazil. He was born in Bambuí, Minas Gerais in 1936. In 1959, he graduated in agronomy from Lavras Agricultural College, which later became a federal university.
In 1971, he was appointed the Minas Gerais state agriculture secretary by Governor Rondon Pacheco, and he created incentives and promoted technological innovations that made Minas Gerais Brazil’s biggest coffee producer. In 1974, he accepted an invitation from President Ernesto Geisel to serve as agriculture minister. He then set about modernizing the government’s agricultural research company Embrapa and promoting agriculture in Brazil’s inland Cerrado region.
He implemented a bold scholarship program for Brazilian students at the world’s leading agricultural research centers. He also worked on restructuring farm loans and rebalancing the use of the Amazon biome.
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