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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


“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 […]