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Brazil and Neighbors Ask for Help to End Foot and Mouth Disease

The mutual effort by the member countries of the Southern Agricultural Council (CAS) to fight hoof and mouth disease may be reinforced by funds from the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB).

The CAS is composed of Brazil, Bolivia, Argentina, Chile, Paraguay, and Uruguay.

The Brazilian minister of Agriculture, Roberto Rodrigues, informed this Monday, April 10. that the group plans to ask the IADB for US$ 100 million to support activities in this area over the next three years.

One of the chief topics on the agenda of the CAS during its meeting April 10 and 11 in Brazilian capital Brasí­lia is how to coordinate activities to eliminate hoof and mouth disease once and for all. The meeting is being held concomitantly with the 2nd International Conference on Tracking Agricultural Products.

Following the opening of the conference, Rodrigues pointed out that cooperation among the countries that belong to the council will also be important to prevent new diseases, such as bird flu, from entering the region.

The representatives of the six CAS governments also plan to discuss the issue of commercial disputes in the World Trade Organization (WTO).

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  • Guest

    Argentina – with us$$$$ = HILARITY!!!!

  • Guest

    But are Brazil and Argentina…
    not full of US$.

    why cant they spend them for their own benefit, and instead ask help….again….again…again….and again.

    Would you mind if the U.S.A. joins your group ?
    They have so much debts outstanding, they are so poor, you should help them !

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