Brazilian pork: when tradition meets technology

Brazil is the third-largest producer and exporter of pork in the world. Production-wise, Brazil is surpassed by China and the European Union (EU), while in exports, the EU and Canada occupy the first two positions. This relevant ranking position is the result of a process that started in the 1970s, when pork production was changing […]


Have a taste of Brazilian June Festivals

Brazilian farmers all over the country are celebrating the Festas Juninas. By tradition, the festivals, which take place in June—hence the name June Festivals—aim to celebrate the harvest’s good results, hoping that the next crop will also be fruitful. So, large festivities are held all over the country in honor of three saints: Saint Anthony, […]


Young Brazilian farmers are ready to take freshwater fish abroad

The Brazilian coast is more than 7,000 kilometers long. The coastline represents an internationally recognized tropical culture, with beaches, fish, and great seafood. However, the world is beginning to discover that this tropical agriculture is also in the country’s hinterlands. Young farmers keep the freshwater fish tradition alive, adding technology and innovation to reach more […]


Coconut: the superfood for all seasons

Coconut is a fruit that reminds us of summer, the sun, and beaches. But in addition to being delicious and super refreshing, it brings numerous health benefits, in so many versions. That’s why its consumption should not be restricted to just one season! The coconut tree (Cocos nucifera) is a member of the palm tree […]


Brazilian agribusiness bridge builders

Brazil has an elite squad of 26 specialists around the world who work on behalf of the country’s agribusiness interests. They are the agricultural attachés, public servants linked to the Ministry of Agriculture and Supply (MAPA) who have the task of advocating and showing the world the excellence of Brazilian agriculture. They work on identifying […]


Dubai’s new office brings Brazilian farmers closer to the Middle East market

The Middle East is one of Brazil’s major markets, and Brazilian farmers have a lot to offer regarding food and beverages. Since last February, they have been even more present in the region, with a new business office established in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE). This is the Brazilian Agriculture and Livestock Confederation (CNA)’s third […]


Diverse and delicious: meet Brazilian beans

Pulses are the future of food, and Brazil has a lot to contribute in the field since it is one of the world’s top common bean producers. This diverse and nutritious legume seed embodies Brazilian culture, being part of the most popular dish in the country: rice and beans. Like any other pulse or legume, […]


Brazilian agricultural exports reach US$ 14.9 billion in April

Brazilian agribusiness continues on a positive growth trend. In April, exports hit US$ 14.9 billion, which represents a 14.9% increase compared to the same period in 2021. Year-to-date, the growth is 34.5%. These results mean a surplus of US$ 13.6 billion in our agricultural trade balance. The main product in our agribusiness export line in […]


Innovation promotes sustainable and productive fish farming in Brazil

One day, Édson Henrique do Amaral told his friends he wanted to invest in fish production on his farm, in Paraná, a state in Southern Brazil. They all laughed. The city he lives in is known for its cold weather, and they thought this aspect was incompatible with traditional fish farming. After studying hard, Édson […]


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 […]


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 […]


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: […]


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, […]


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 […]


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 […]