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05/16/2022

Learn more about the diversity of Brazilian watermelons

Healthy and delicious, watermelon is a superfood that surprises and delights people. The health benefits go further than its juicy hydration. The fruit contains vitamin A and vitamin C. It is usually eaten raw, and its rind is sometimes preserved as a pickle. This succulent fruit and vine-like plant of the gourd family (Cucurbitaceae) is […]

05/13/2022

A trip is worth a thousand pictures

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then a trip is worth a thousand pictures. This sentence reflects properly the feeling of a group of foreign diplomats who, at the invitation of the Brazilian Confederation of Agriculture and Livestock (CNA), spent four days learning about the agriculture and livestock sector in the Mato Grosso […]

05/11/2022

Extension services can promote pasture restoration, shows Brazilian research

A Brazilian study on sustainable growth in the livestock sector is featured in the Journal of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS). Published in March, the paper provides evidence that extension services can promote pasture restoration in cattle ranching in Brazil. Read the full article here: […]

05/04/2022

Brazilian fruit farming: diversity and sustainability to feed Brazil and the world

A testament to the country’s rich biodiversity and culture, Brazilian fruit farming is based on three pillars of sustainability (environmental, economic, and social), preserving biodiversity, creating jobs and promoting regional development. Favourable climate and soil conditions allow Brazil to enjoy a great variety of fruit all year round, ranging from oranges, bananas, melons and mangos, […]

05/02/2022

7 things you should know about Brazilian cocoa

There is much more to Brazilian chocolate than its classic ingredients. The mixture of cocoa paste, cocoa butter, and sugar might also reflect sustainable production, technology, quality, biodiversity, and development of rural communities. This is the case of cocoa from southern Bahia state, gaining popularity in recent years. “Quality production improves family income in the […]

04/29/2022

Brazilian agricultural exports reach US$ 14.5 billion in March

Brazilian agribusiness continues on a positive growth trend. In March, exports hit US$ 14.5 billion, which represents a 29.4% increase compared to the same period in 2021. Year-to-date, the growth is 45%. These results mean a surplus of US$ 13.1 billion in our agricultural trade balance. The main product in our agribusiness export line in […]

04/27/2022

Brazilian tropical flavor in a bite

One of the world’s top fruit and sugar cane exporters, Brazil has a long and respectable tradition of satisfying the most avid ones for sweets. Tropical fruits bring vibrancy, passion, and intense flavors to the sweeter side of our cuisine. The diversity of sweets expanded during the colonial period (1500-1822) in line with the growth […]

04/20/2022

In Brazil, sugar cane is a crop with multiple tastes

Sugar cane is grown virtually anywhere in the world’s tropics and subtropical regions, especially in Brazil. In 2020, the global production of sugar cane was 1.87 billion tonnes, with the country producing 40% of the world’s total. Sugar cane accounts for 79% of sugar produced globally—most of the rest is extracted from sugar beets. While […]

04/20/2022

Sueme Mori: “Agricultural products global trade in times of crisis”

The Russia–Ukraine conflict and its social, geopolitical, and economic consequences are the focus of analysis by experts from different areas and are present all the time, and in real-time, on the news and in conversation circles. In the economic and social aspects, the impact on the international trade of goods, and especially of products related […]

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 […]

04/04/2022

Brazilian grapes are ready to conquer the world

With each passing day, Brazilian grapes are reaching new markets and gaining more and more appreciation worldwide. At a crop value of US$ 155.9 million in 2021, growers shipped more than 76.6 thousand tons of the fruit abroad, an increase of 55.6%. This continuous growth is due to the significant expansion process which began in […]

03/31/2022

Brazilian farmers and executives launch a new platform for cattle traceability

The Brazilian Confederation of Agriculture and Livestock (CNA), the Sustainable Trade Initiative (IDH), and the Carrefour Brazil Group launched on Tuesday (29) a tool to support the traceability of Brazilian cattle production, from calves to final consumers, with inclusion, transparency, and data protection. The idea is to offer technological solutions to fasten the implementation of […]

03/29/2022

Brazilian agricultural exports reach US$ 10.5 billion in February

Brazilian agribusiness continues on a positive growth trend. In February, exports hit US$ 10.5 billion, which represents a 65.8% increase compared to the same period in 2021. This result means a surplus of US$ 9.3 billion in the agricultural trade balance. The main product in our agribusiness export line in that month was soybean, with […]