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Ariovaldo Zani

Dr. Ariovaldo Zani is the CEO of the Brazilian Feed Industry Association, Sindirações



Fragile economy challenges Brazilian feed industry

Influenced by external factors, feed production stagnated in 2013
In 2013, the Brazilian government misjudged the ability of initiatives, such as fuel-price freezes and tax exemptions, to spark consumption, as well as to strengthen the country's productivity and international competitiveness. The weakening of economic indices has affected the performance of many supply chains, including agriculture, which slipped in the last quarter of 2013. 
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