Brazil and Uganda have signed a memorandum of understanding for bananas grown in tropical forest.
The deal was signed in Brasilia, the capital, on Thursday.
It allows for the cultivation of about 200,000 acres of tropical forest in two provinces.
The agreement was announced as part of a new initiative called Biodiversity for Life, which aims to conserve biodiversity and tackle the threat of extinction caused by climate change.
“The fruits and vegetables we grow today are the products of centuries of agriculture,” said President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.
“It is the reason why we have such a rich biodiversity.
The memorandum of understandings also includes a commitment to develop an agricultural zone in the Andean region. “
Today, we have the most beautiful and productive tropical forests in the world.”
The memorandum of understandings also includes a commitment to develop an agricultural zone in the Andean region.
A similar agreement was signed with Colombia.
Both countries have signed agreements with the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization, or FAO, to establish a biodiversity program.