Author: Thais.cunha



Brazilian black pepper conquers the world

Brazil has been spicing up the world with an ever-increasing export of black peppers. In 2021, the export volume surpassed 51,600 tons, and consistent growth in terms of value has also been reported. In June, for example, black pepper was a remarkable product in our trade balance data, with a value increase of 90.6% compared […]



Brazil may soon become number one cotton exporter in the world

Brazilian cotton is produced under some very strict parameters of environmental, economic, and social responsibility. Due to constant investment in infrastructure, training, and quality, the country not only has one of the best kinds of cotton in the world, but it may also soon become the number one producer and exporter. According to the Brazilian […]



Brazilian agricultural exports grow in July 2021 and surpass 2020 levels

Brazil increases its exports to feed the world. Year to date, exports have already reached US$ 72.7 billion, an increase of 19.9% compared to the same period in 2020. In July 2021, Brazilian agricultural exports reached US$ 11.3 billion. This result represented a US$ 10.1 billion surplus in the agribusiness trade balance. The main product […]



Competing for the shelves of the world, by Ligia Dutra

In 2020 two cotton sector entities, Abrapa and Anea, together with Apex-Brasil, set up a representation office in Singapore and consolidated an ambitious internationalization project. You may be asking yourself: if cotton is a commodity and the Brazilian product is essential to supply world demand, why would the private sector spend money and effort in […]



The inspiring story of the 91-year-old Brazilian beekeeper

“The bees are an example for us,” says Mr. Heriberto Silva, a 91-year-old beekeeper from Goiás, in central Brazil. He is one of many beekeepers who recently have been trained to increase the productivity of his hives and thus contribute to the environment preservation and the quality of Brazilian honey sold worldwide. Despite the hard […]



Former Brazilian Agriculture Minister nominated to this year Peace Nobel Prize

Alysson Paolinelli, an agronomist and former Minister of Agriculture, was responsible for the tropical agricultural revolution that transformed Brazil into a global food power. In January, Paolinelli officially became a Peace Nobel Prize Nominee, having received more than 100 letters of support from institutions from 28 countries. Until the 1970s, Brazil was a net importer […]



Brazil reaches fourth consecutive growth in agricultural exports

Brazil keeps increasing the country’s exports to feed the planet. In May 2021, sales of Brazilian agribusiness products abroad reached US$ 13.9 billion. Data from our trade balance show a growth of 53.8% in total foreign sales compared to the same month in 2020. The main product in our agribusiness export line was soybean, with […]