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11/16/2022

Brazil awards the best alembic cachaças in the country

Cachaça is part of the Brazilian culture. The distilled spirit is internationally recognized for being the protagonist of caipirinha, but there are many other ways to consume it. Cachaça producers are widespread across the country working on different production and processing techniques. To value these producers, the Brazilian Confederation of Agriculture and Livestock (CNA) has […]

11/09/2022

Brazil launches hub to support innovation in agriculture and livestock

Innovation lovers now have even more support in Brazil. In October, the Brazilian Confederation of Agriculture and Livestock (CNA) launched a project to support innovative initiatives aimed at farmers in the country, the CNA Digital Hub. With an office in Brasilia, the initiative aims to gather the best ideas. The office is equipped with workstations, […]

11/03/2022

The new geopolitics of international agricultural trade

What do the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the Philippines, Indonesia, Singapore, and Malaysia have in common? Undoubtedly, they have a concern with ensuring food safety. This was one of the findings of a mission carried out by the Brazilian Confederation of Agriculture and Livestock (CNA) to these countries. For three weeks, it was possible to […]

10/28/2022

Baru nut, from the Brazilian Cerrado to the world

Baru or cumbaru (scientific name: Dipteryx alata) is the fruit of the baruzeiro, an imperious tree native to the Brazilian Cerrado. From its fruit comes the nut, full of good nutritional aspects. In fact, the baru nut has more nutrients than peanuts and most other nuts. Almost 30% of its weight is made up of […]

10/26/2022

Brazilian flower market reaches R$ 10.9 billion in 2021

Between 2020 and 2021, the Brazilian flower market grew by 15%, according to the Brazilian Institute of Floriculture (IBRAFLOR). The revenue was R$ 10.9 billion, compared to R$ 9.6 billion in the previous year. The three segments with the highest sales were decoration (R$ 3.2 billion), representing 30% of the revenue; self-service (R$ 2.2 billion); […]

10/24/2022

Brazilian agricultural exports reach US$ 14 billion in September

Brazilian agribusiness continues on a positive growth trend. In September 2022, exports hit US$ 14 billion, representing a 38.4% increase compared to the same period in 2021. Year-to-date, the growth is 30.5%. These results represent a surplus of US$ 12.4 billion in our agricultural trade balance. In September, the main product in our agribusiness export […]

10/19/2022

Northern Brazil cocoa grows with training for farmers

Pará, a state in the north of Brazil, has been the largest cocoa producer in the country for two years. According to the most recent survey by the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE), the region produces more than 144,200 tons of cocoa in 149.7 hectares. The statistics show the cocoa sector’s importance for […]

10/13/2022

Revisiting yerba mate, South America’s heritage

Almost 20 years ago, Ludmila Gallon took the National Rural Learning Service’s (SENAR) course about yerba mate and was delighted. It all happened after she moved to Ilópolis, a city known for the plant’s high level of production. Its name derives from “Ilex paraguariensis” (the scientific name of yerba mate), and “polis” (“city,” in Greek); […]

10/10/2022

CNA joins trade mission to ASEAN’s countries

Last month, the Brazilian Confederation of Agriculture and Livestock (CNA) went on a trade mission to four countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). Gedeão Pereira, CNA’s Vice-president of International Relations, and Sueme Mori, CNA’s Director of International Relations, represented Brazilian Farmers on visits that included Manila (Philippines), Jakarta (Indonesia), Singapore City (Singapore), […]

10/05/2022

Arabs are attentive to Brazil, and it’s not because of football

The World Cup is coming! And, for the first time in history, the most important event in world football will be held in the Middle East. The host country is Qatar, a small nation on the Arabian Peninsula half the size of Sergipe (the smallest Brazilian state), and in terms of population, it does not […]

09/28/2022

Brazilian agricultural exports reach US$ 14.8 billion in August

Brazilian agribusiness continues on a positive growth trend. In August 2022, exports hit US$ 14.8 billion, which represents a 35.9% increase compared to the same period in 2021. Year-to-date, the growth is 29.5%. These results mean a surplus of US$ 13.1 billion in our agricultural trade balance. In August, the main product in our agribusiness […]

09/23/2022

Farofa: one of the most popular Brazilian dishes is conquering the world

Farofa is a typical Brazilian side dish. Its recipe can include many ingredients made with a base of manioc flour. Every family has its recipe from sauteed garlic to bananas, or maybe raisins for Christmas or lemon zest. For many Brazilians, the dish’s crunchiness tastes like home. Perhaps this is why farofa is spreading around […]