“We already know how to produce without further deforestation”
“The Amazon may become the largest producer of natural products”
“The world needs a global food pact”
Alysson Paolinelli was the leader of the sustainable tropical agricultural revolution that gave Brazil food self-sufficiency, transformed Brazil into an agrifood power and created horizons for global food security and the sustainable development of countries from the tropical belt.
With the agricultural revolution and the higher supply of food, the relative cost of food in the family budget decreased, freeing income for other consumption. Well-being has increased and social improvements have been made, reflecting on Brazilians’ lives to this day.
Tireless, Paolinelli has always worked for the evolution of sustainable food production. Among his current initiatives, he founded and chairs the Fórum do Futuro (Future Forum), a center of studies that brings together many scientists and discusses possibilities for improving farming and cattle raising production.
When he taught at the Federal University of Lavras (former Esal), State of Minas Gerais, Professor Paolinelli researched and started to disseminate the fundaments of sustainable tropical agriculture.
As Ministry of Agriculture, Paolinelli promoted science and technology and created the governance structures that ensured the success and expansion of sustainable tropical agriculture in Brazil.
In tune with the 21st Century, Paolinelli still promotes the pillars for competitive sustainable tropical agriculture aimed at social inclusion.