Tropical wines, another wonder from the Northeast

In early November, Brazil obtained the first Geographical Indication (GI) for tropical wines. The unprecedented acknowledgment was granted to the Vale do São Francisco [San Francisco River Valley] region, which encompasses cities in Bahia and Pernambuco states. Vale dos Vinhedos [Vineyards Valley], in Rio Grande do Sul state, obtained this accolade for temperate wines in […]

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02/03/2023

Cheese producer highlights SENAR courses in her path to success

In 2015, Luiz and Vera Lucia de Lima decided to raise Jersey cattle at Estância Rio Branco in Nova Castilho, São Paulo state. Right in the beginning, they were advised by a consultant that they needed to add value to the milk they produced. Vera says that they decided to take on the challenge and […]

01/27/2023

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 […]

01/25/2023

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 […]

01/18/2023

Young Brazilian farmer takes Amazonian experience to a global forum

Quésia Sá Pavão represents Brazil in one of the world’s most important events related to our food systems and their challenges, the Global Forum for Food and Agriculture (GFFA). She has joined the International Young Farmers Forum, a meeting that is part of the GFFA, with a group of 20 young leaders from around the […]

01/09/2023

Organic cheese production in the Brazilian South is ready to conquer the world

The state of Paraná has a significant cheese production. From the 3 million gallons of milk produced daily, 1.3 million are allocated for cheese production. Combining the creativity of Brazilian farmers with the technical knowledge provided by the Rural Learning Service (SENAR), the activity has become renowned in the national scenario and is ready to […]

01/04/2023

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 […]

12/28/2022

Brazilian Farmers’ 2022 balance and prospects for 2023

The year 2023 is arriving, and it comes with new challenges. According to the Brazilian Confederation of Agriculture and Livestock (CNA), the upcoming year will bring opportunities for Brazil to continue increasing its participation in international agricultural trade and fulfilling its purpose of being a major food supplier to the rest of the world, contributing […]

12/26/2022

Tropical wines, another wonder from the Northeast

In early November, Brazil obtained the first Geographical Indication (GI) for tropical wines. The unprecedented acknowledgment was granted to the Vale do São Francisco [San Francisco River Valley] region, which encompasses cities in Bahia and Pernambuco states. Vale dos Vinhedos [Vineyards Valley], in Rio Grande do Sul state, obtained this accolade for temperate wines in […]

12/21/2022

The way Brazil prepares couscous is different, and you should try it

Corn is a very relevant crop in Brazilian agriculture and culture in general. Not only is it significant for our exports, but it is also part of people’s daily routine. That is why, instead of wheat, Brazilians use corn as the basis for their typical couscous. But this is not the only difference. The preparation […]

12/14/2022

“Cupulate”: Brazilian farmers find a different ingredient for chocolate

The biodiversity of the Amazon inspires Brazilian creativity. The latest discovery was “cupulate,” a type of chocolate in which cocoa seeds are replaced by cupuaçu seeds, a typical fruit from northern Brazil. Both cocoa and cupuaçu belong to the same plant genus, which favors the adaptation of techniques. However, the result is different from traditional […]

12/12/2022

Okra: a Brazilian cuisine’s favorite

Mucilaginous, gummy, slimy: these are all words used to describe the contents of the okra pod, which contains numerous small seeds in a gooey, sticky substance. It divides people’s opinions, but one thing is for sure: okra is rich in nutrients, has a low glycemic index, and high concentration of fibers. It contains the following […]

12/07/2022

Néli Pereira offers a toast to Brazilianness

You may have heard about the worldwide trend of using native ingredients in gastronomy, which is now being revealed in the world of cocktails. In Brazil, it is no different. An infinite number of herbs, tree barks, and roots infused in an alcoholic solution and stored in bottles have permeated our culture since the 17th […]

11/29/2022

Brazilian agricultural exports reach US$ 14.3 billion in October

Brazilian agribusiness continues on a positive growth trend. In October 2022, exports hit US$ 14.3 billion, representing a 61.3% increase compared to the same period in 2021. Year-to-date, the growth is 33%. These results represent a surplus of US$ 12.8 billion in our agricultural trade balance. In October, the main product in our agribusiness export […]

11/28/2022

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 […]

11/23/2022

Brazil’s potential for pulses cultivation

Do you know what pulses are? This is the name given to dried seeds of legumes used in food. The main pulses in Brazil are beans, chickpeas, lentils, and peas. Besides being regarded as important sources of protein, the grains called pulses are also rich in fiber, vitamins, and minerals. They have low-fat levels and […]