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 […]


Jamelão: a Brazilian delight

Jamelão, also known as jamun, java plum, or Indian blackberry, is a tropical fruit native to Southeast Asia and India and also commonly found in Brazil. The fruit is loved for its sweet and sour taste and vibrant color, making it a popular snack and ingredient in several dishes. In Brazil, the jamelão season typically […]


New features in the 2022 basket of agribusiness exports

Last year, exports of Brazilian agribusiness products set a new record: US$ 159 billion. This figure is 32% higher than the 2021 result and 64% higher than what was traded in 2019, the year before the pandemic. There was little change regarding products and destination countries, but the 2022 agro export Christmas basket brought some […]


Sustainability and terroir: exploring the booming Brazilian wine market

Development of new grape species, ecotourism, registered Geographic Indications (GIs), and many awards around the world. Wine lovers looking for novelties in the wine world are lucky to count on Brazilian producers, who each year present a diverse identity, a remarkable aspect of the country’s agriculture. The Brazilian wine market has been undergoing significant growth […]


Young Brazilian leader represents Brazil at Global Forum for Food and Agriculture

A member of the CNA Youth Program’s fourth edition, Quésia Sá Pavão, from Pará state, represented Brazil in the Global Forum for Food and Agriculture (GFFA), broadcast from Berlin, Germany, at the end of January. At the event, Quésia presented the statement: “Change of Food Systems: A global response to multiple crises,” along with 20 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Sueme Mori: “Unilateral measures do not solve global and complex issues”

One of the sayings that is often ignored in public policymaking is that there is often a simple, elegant, and wrong solution for a complex issue. The European Union’s (EU) so-called anti-deforestation legislation seems to be another example of this. The measure compels companies that trade or export to the EU to put into practice […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]