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Tiago Barata, Executive Director
Sindicato da Indústria do Arroz do Estado do Rio Grande do Sul – Sindarroz.

Tiago Sarmento Barata has a degree in agronomic engineering from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. He got his master’s degree from that same university. He acted as an analyst for the Brazilian Rice Project in 2004 and 2005. Participated in the research project of the Advanced Study Center in Applied Economics at the University of São Paulo in partnership with Embrapa and CIRAD, in France. He was the executive assistant of IRGA (Rice Institute of Rio Grande do Sul) in 2005. From 2006 to 2007, he acted as an agribusiness analyst for rice and cotton with Safras & Mercado. He was a member of the consulting division of Safras Group.

Commercial Director of the Rio Grandense do Rice Institute (IRGA) between 2015 and 2018. He is also a consulting member of the Center of Rice Excellence, a titular member of the Câmara Setorial Brasileira do Arroz, and a member of the Management Committee of the Brazilian Rice Program.

Executive Director of the Sindicato da Indústria do Arroz do Estado do Rio Grande do Sul – Sindarroz.

Tiago is a member of the market advisory team of the USRPA. He has traveled extensively both in Brazil and abroad as a guest speaker on the rice market. He is a consultant and analyst at Agronegócios da Agrotendências Consultoria em Agronegócios.

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