Honey

Small and medium Brazilian rural entrepreneurs are increasingly empowered to export their products. This semester, due to the Agro.BR project, farmers from northern Minas Gerais (in Southeast Brazil) got more training to improve their products and reach new quality standards.

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08/31/2022

Brazilian agricultural exports reach US$ 14.2 billion in July

Brazilian agribusiness continues on a positive growth trend. In July, exports hit US$ 14.2 billion, which represents a 26.3% increase compared to the same period in 2021. This result represents a surplus of US$ 5.4 billion in the agricultural trade balance. That month, the main product in our agribusiness export line was soybean, with a […]

08/25/2022

Honey

The diversity of the Brazilian vegetation is a crucial factor for the development of beekeeping in the country, which today is present in all its biomes and is responsible for supplying around 90% of the organic honey in the world. Honey, nectar, wax, royal jelly, propolis, pollen, and apitoxin are the main products of beekeeping. […]

08/05/2022

How Brazilian farmers are reaching more international buyers

Exporting can be challenging. It goes beyond selling products to an international client and means constant improvement, innovation, professionalization, and many working hours. The Brazilian Confederation of Agriculture and Livestock (CNA) created a solution to improve and facilitate rural producers’ path to international markets: a multidisciplinary project to train and support farmers aiming for global […]

06/24/2022

Brazilian Farmers get training to export bee products

Small and medium Brazilian rural entrepreneurs are increasingly empowered to export their products. This semester, due to the Agro.BR project, farmers from northern Minas Gerais (in Southeast Brazil) got more training to improve their products and reach new quality standards. A committee representing the Brazilian Confederation of Agriculture and Livestock (CNA) visited cooperatives oMinasf honey producers, […]

04/08/2022

A sustainable superfood: learn more about the aroeira blossom honey

When you choose honey to buy in the supermarket, what aspects do you consider? Color? Texture? For a long time, the aroeira blossom honey did not fit aesthetic patterns to gain the world’s shelves. Today, as food and nutrition research evolves, more people are familiar with the health properties of this superfood. Typical of north […]

09/08/2021

Exporting is not enough

One of my favorite things to do when I traveled in Brazil or abroad was to visit fairs, markets, and supermarkets, even before working with international trade and agribusiness, I find it fascinating to see different products and learn about the most varied food habits. Now that visiting retailers in foreign countries has become a […]

07/12/2021

Green propolis, a specialty from Brazil

Brasil produces around 12 different types of propolis, but the most prominent is the green propolis, which has been considered of great value for health treatments. During the pollination process, bees find several substances to work in their hives. However, green propolis can only be obtained from wild rosemary or Baccharis dracunculifolia, a plant native […]

07/05/2021

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 […]