China will invest on soybeans in Tocantins, Brazil


A group led by Chinese diplomats is observing soybean fields in the center-western state of Tocantins, in Brazil, until the 21st of July. According to the Chinese ambassador in Brazil, Li Jhizang, the goal of the mission is to narrow the trade relations between China and the state.

” We have noticed that (Tocantins) is a very rich agricultural state and it has an enchanting agricultural potential, abundant water and lands, stable climate and flat soils. We will invest on biodiesel and all the soybean chain here”, announced the Chinese ambassador.

From last year to 2013, the soybean area in Tocantins grew from 91,428 acres to 103,784 acres. The state is also a growing producer of rice.