The Brazilian Farmers are part of The Brazilian Confederation of Agriculture and Livestock (CNA). We are an employer’s organization representing over two million small, medium, and large-scale farmers engaged in various areas of agriculture and livestock. It is our mission to represent, organize, and strengthen rural producers at a national and international level.
Founded in 1951, CNA is today Brazil’s main forum for agribusiness policy discussion. Our system gathers 27 state federations and 2,000 rural unions supporting producers throughout the country. It also includes the National Rural Learning Service (SENAR), which provides training, social initiatives, and technical assistance to rural areas.
Our responsible livestock farming
Animal welfare, quality, and traceability are the basis of Brazilian livestock farming. These values are essential to the country’s economy and to the reliability of our meat, which is known worldwide. Brazil is currently one of the world’s leading exporters of meat products, and the biggest exporter of poultry and beef. We strictly apply the […]read more
Our sustainable low-carbon farming
Brazil is a world leader in developing and promoting sustainable farming practices across its agricultural sector. A major focus of Brazil’s approach to sustainable farming has been to do more with what we have, which we are achieving through the sustainable increase of productivity and yields, the regeneration and restoration of degraded pastures, and the […]read more
Social & economic development
The sustainable growth of Brazilian agriculture is a key driver of the social and economic development of the country that has lifted 40m people into the middle class in the past 10 years and ensuring that the population has access to quality, reasonably-priced food. Indeed, food household consumption was the category that saw the single […]read more
Our unique tropical agriculture
Brazil has developed a unique concept of tropical agriculture. Forty-plus years of investment in research and development (R&D) led us to significant scientific and technological breakthroughs that allowed Brazilian farmers to produce food in harmony with local tropical conditions. Brazil is also a country with abundant natural resources of land, sunshine, and water; nevertheless, over […]read more