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11/24/2021

Brazil surpasses food exports from 2020; check the main results for October

Brazil increases its exports to feed the world and surpasses the amount exported last year. Year to date, exports have already reached US$ 102.4 billion, an increase of 10% compared to the same period in 2020. In October 2021, Brazilian agricultural exports reached US$ 8.8 billion. The total Brazilian trade balance achieved a surplus of […]

11/22/2021

Brazilian ginseng is disputed by international buyers

A species of ginseng originating in the Northwest region of the Brazilian state of Paraná has gained international fame and stirred up the interest of Europeans and Asians. The plant, Pfaffia glomerata, was discovered in the 1980s, in the floodplains of the Paraná River and on islands in the region of the municipality of Querência […]

11/19/2021

The young Brazilian Farmers who are changing agribusiness with sustainability

The young Brazilian Farmers are leading the future changes in agribusiness. The Brazilian Confederation of Agriculture and Livestock (CNA) recommended six representatives of the CNA Youth program to join other young leaders from around the world in a special forum within the Global Forum for Food and Agriculture (GFFA). Two of them are preparing for […]

11/18/2021

Brazil is close to reaching US$ 1 billion in fruit exports in 2021

Brazil is on the way to a new fruit export record. In the third quarter of 2021, the export volume increased 20% compared to the same period last year. Over 757 thousand tonnes of fruits were sent abroad. In the period, invoicing increased 27% — around US$ 652 million were sold to the international market, […]

11/09/2021

Singapore, here we go! Find out about our new office

The Brazilian Farmer’s presence is now more effective in Asia. This week, the Brazilian Confederation of Agriculture and Livestock (CNA) will officially begin its activities in a Singaporean office. It is the second Asian branch of CNA. Since 2020, the Brazilian farmers can also count on a Chinese representation through our office in Shanghai. Singapore […]

11/05/2021

Nanotechnology developed in Brazil boosts plant growth

Think about a world where you can plant the same quantity using the same amount of time, and obtain more productivity and better nutritional quality. That’s what the Brazilian agtech (agribusiness startup) Krilltech promises to deliver with a type of nanotechnology called Arboline. The product boosts essential metabolic routes, making nutrient absorption much more efficient […]

11/04/2021

Brazil, Denmark, and the challenge to provide sustainable food to the world

Brazil is up for the challenge of providing healthy and sustainable food to the world. Last week, our Director of International Relations, Ligia Dutra, went to Copenhagen, in Denmark, to share some of CNA’s experiences with stakeholders from around the world. The seminar “Contributions of Brazil and Denmark to the challenge of providing sustainable food” […]

10/26/2021

Brazil commits to reducing emissions of 1 billion tons of CO2 by 2030

A few days before the opening of the 26th United Nations Conference on Climate Change (COP26), the Brazilian Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, and Supply (MAPA) released a plan to reduce the emission of 1 billion tons of CO2 by 2030. This volume is seven times larger than the one defined for the past decade. With […]

10/22/2021

Let’s talk about the ESG trend

In 1987, a commission headed by a doctor published one of the most impactful texts of our time: the “Our Common Future” report alerted the world to the severe consequences of the planet’s environmental and social problems. Since then, corporations have tried to understand their role within a long-term development model. Managing innovations trends reached […]

10/18/2021

The story behind the best artisanal chocolates in Brazil

Priscila França has made the sweetest career change imaginable. She used to escort inmates in a prision and, eight years later, won a prize for the best artisanal chocolate in Brazil. It took her some bravery, stamina, and focus to embrace this journey.  “I was not happy. I wanted to be a pastry chef, so […]

10/15/2021

Young agronomist defends “cashew meat” as a protein alternative

At 25, the agronomist Elienai Trindade leads a project that seeks to develop strategies for cashew producers to make the most of the fruit, diversifying recipes and avoiding waste in crop production. Elienai was part of the CNA Youth, a program aimed at developing young leaders in the countryside. Her idea arose in 2018 when […]

10/14/2021

Brazilian rice fills plates from over 100 countries

Brazil is the largest producer and consumer of rice outside Asia. Along with beans, rice is part of the basic Brazilian diet. According to data from the Brazilian Association of the Rice Industry (ABIARROZ), in the last three decades, there was a 40% reduction in the area cultivated with rice in the country, while the […]

10/13/2021

What is crop traceability and how it guarantees Brazilian food quality

Transparency in the supply chain is one of the principles of Brazilian agriculture. That is why practices such as traceability of fruits and vegetables are so important, both for the domestic market and for export products. Crop traceability is the monitoring of food from the farms to the supermarket shelves, passing through distributors and wholesalers, […]