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08/08/2022

The farmer who left a big city and learned to master the shrimp world

Felipe Sampaio is a Brazilian farmer from the Paraíba state, Northeast Brazil, who has always been interested in living in the countryside. When he started working, he went to a big city; eventually, for personal reasons, he had to go back to live with his family on a farm. The solution was to produce seafood. […]

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 […]

08/01/2022

Sueme Mori: “Dairy products: acknowledgment and search for new markets”

Brazil produces the best cheese in the world! Last month, Canastra cheese reached first place in the ranking of the American website The Taste Atlas. This “flavor encyclopedia” uses feedback from its users to rate foods from around the world. The news was widely disseminated and celebrated, especially by the group of around 800 producers […]

07/29/2022

Brazilian agricultural exports reach US$ 15.7 billion in June

Brazilian agribusiness continues on a positive growth trend. In June, exports hit US$ 15.7 billion, which represents a 30.8% increase compared to the same period in 2021. Year-to-date, the growth is 29.2%. These results mean a surplus of US$ 14.2 billion in our agricultural trade balance. In June, the main product in our agribusiness export […]

07/27/2022

Francisco Caio Vasconcelos: “Only education takes you far”

When I think about my personal and professional whole career, I see the difficulties and challenges overcome amid financial and family tribulations at the beginning of high school, then at graduation. They continued after my master’s degree, when I had access to a scholarship that provided better food and favorable conditions for study. So, when […]

07/20/2022

Meet Brazil’s best artisanal cheeses

On Wednesday (13), the Brazilian Confederation of Agriculture and Livestock (CNA) awarded the 15 best artisanal cheeses in the country. More than 90 producers took part in the selection with cheeses from 13 states: Bahia, Ceará, Espírito Santo, Goiás, Mato Grosso do Sul, Minas Gerais, Paraná, Pernambuco, Rio de Janeiro, Rio Grande do Norte, Rio […]

07/18/2022

In Brazil, certified palm oil production changes families’ lives

Producing up to ten times more vegetable oil per hectare than other crops, palm oil has gained increasing prominence on the world stage due to its versatility, whether in the food, cosmetics, hygiene, or biofuel industry. Palm oil production worldwide has grown by more than 300% in 20 years, with around 80% concentrated in two […]

07/13/2022

CNA/SENAR System promotes meeting with agricultural attachés

The Brazilian Confederation of Agriculture and Livestock (CNA) promoted a meeting with agricultural attachés of the group Diplomats of Agriculture in Brazil (DAB) to present the institutional work of the CNA/SENAR System. On July 6, in Brasília, the “DAB & CNA Dialogue” was attended by representatives from 26 embassies. At the opening of the meeting, […]

07/12/2022

Young Brazilian farmers are ready to take freshwater fish abroad

The Brazilian coast has over 7,000 kilometers. The seaside represents an internationally recognized tropical culture, with beaches, fish, and great seafood. What the world is beginning to discover, however, is that this tropical agriculture is also in the hinterlands. Young farmers keep the freshwater fish tradition alive, adding technology and innovation to reach more consumers […]

07/08/2022

Brazilian farmer works to ensure future generations of women in the field

Lisiane Rocha Czech has worked in the dairy industry since 1992. Before that, she raised beef cattle on the property acquired by her father in 1974, becoming the fourth generation working in agriculture since her grandfather emigrated from Poland to the state of Paraná in southern Brazil. Just like her father, she and her two […]

07/06/2022

WTO: Agricultural and modernization challenges

Reduction in international trade flows, rising protectionism, the Covid-19 pandemic, the Russia–Ukraine war, rising world inflation, and logistical difficulties impacting all countries. It was in this setting that the 12th Ministerial Conference of the World Trade Organization (WTO), the main decision-making body of the WTO, took place. This complex scenario, the most challenging since the […]

07/01/2022

Brazilian agricultural exports reach US$ 15.1 billion in May

Brazilian agribusiness continues on a positive growth trend. In May, exports hit US$ 15.1 billion, which represents a 13.8% increase compared to the same period in 2021. Year-to-date, the growth is 28.9%. These results mean a surplus of US$ 13.8 billion in our agricultural trade balance. The main product in our agribusiness export line in […]

06/29/2022

Brazilian coffee producers showcase their products in Italy

Last June, the Brazilian farmers were among coffee professionals from all over the world in Milan, Italy, for the World of Coffee event. It was the first edition since 2019, with a record 11 thousand attendees from over 137 countries and 350 exhibiting companies. Brazil took part in the event with more than 30 companies […]

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, […]