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Maciel Silva: “Growing green: how Brazil’s agriculture sector is making strides in sustainability‌”

The Brazilian Forest Code is widely considered to be one of the world’s most strict environmental laws, owing to its requirement for legal reserves and permanent preservation areas. The Rural Environmental Registry (CAR) is a database that contains information on rural properties and their environmental assets, such as forests, wetlands, and water sources. Through CAR, […]



Brazilian agricultural exports reach US$ 9.9 billion in February 2023

The Brazilian agribusiness trade balance data for February are already available. This month, the value of goods traded abroad reached US$ 9.9 billion, a 5.7% decrease when compared to the same period in 2022. The results followed a retraction of the entire Brazilian trade balance. Still, at the month’s end, agriculture and livestock products had […]



Sueme Mori and Camila Sande: “Umbu on the European menu”

Abiu, bacuri, ibaijuba, mariuri, piúna, and umbu. These different names represent the diversity of Brazilian fruit growing. The national menu includes both native fruits like those, and exotic ones—originating from other places, such as the banana, which came from Asia. The quality of Brazilian fruits is acknowledged internationally, despite the still small presence of the […]



Brazilian agricultural exports reach US$ 10.2 billion in January 2023

Brazilian agribusiness started 2023 with another positive result in its trade balance. In January, the value of goods traded abroad reached US$ 10.2 billion, a 16.4% increase when compared to the same period in 2022. The positive outcome meant a surplus of US$ 8.7 billion. In January, the leading product in our agribusiness export line […]



Brazilian farmers promote animal welfare with an innovative technique

Imagine a farmer alone dealing with a cattle herd; guiding the animals through the corral for an efficient vaccination or transportation, for instance. In Brazil, there are already many cattle farmers that can manage all this handling with nothing in their hands. Adriane Zart is one of them. A daughter of farmers, the veterinarian worked […]



Brazilian farmers show sustainable products in Germany

Brazilian rural entrepreneurs are attending International Green Week, a sustainable food fair, from January 20 to 29, in Berlin, Germany. The participation of Brazilian producers is the result of a partnership between the Brazilian Confederation of Agriculture and Livestock (CNA) and Apex. Rodrigo da Matta, the Commercial Promotion Coordinator at CNA, says Green Week focuses […]



Brazilian agricultural exports reach US$ 11.3 billion in December

The Brazilian agribusiness has closed this past year with another positive balance in its trade balance. In December 2022, the value of goods shipped abroad reached US$ 11.3, a 15.4% increase when compared to the same period in 2021. This positive outcome resulted in a surplus of US$ 9.9 billion.In December, the leading product in […]



International event highlights the importance of Geographical Indications

Brazil has 97 Geographical Indications (GIs)—of which 23 are Denominations of Origin and 74 Indications of Origin—, most of which are small businesses organized through associations and cooperatives. These are collective tools that add value to traditional products, protecting the producing region and local biodiversity, while promoting production chains that are more inclusive and fairer […]



Training increases sheep and goat production in Brazil

Goat and sheep farming focused on the production of milk and related products is growing in Brazil. This is because farmers have been relying on a broad training structure, which includes courses and learning materials for the sector. To encourage production, the institution SENAR-SP launched the course “Sheep and goats: agro-industrial products as a way […]

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Brazil awards the best alembic cachaças in the country

Cachaça is part of the Brazilian culture. The distilled spirit is internationally recognized for being the protagonist of caipirinha, but there are many other ways to consume it. Cachaça producers are widespread across the country working on different production and processing techniques. To value these producers, the Brazilian Confederation of Agriculture and Livestock (CNA) has […]