Forest conservation multiplies açaí productivity, study shows

A pioneering study led in the Amazon reveals that the presence of native vegetation near açaí crops on solid ground can increase productivity up to five times compared to areas without forests. Published in the “Journal of Applied Ecology” in July, the research highlights the importance of integrated crop pollination, showing that forest conservation is […]


Rise of hops production in Brazil: heading towards the top of Latin America

With more than 14 billion liters of beer produced annually, Brazil accounts for 7% of global beer consumption, trailing only behind China and the United States. The states of São Paulo, Santa Catarina, Paraná, and Rio Grande do Sul lead the national production. Despite the success, Brazil still imports more than 99% of the total […]


Healthy harvest: Brazilian fruit exports surge

The global urge for a healthier diet packed with antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals has boosted Brazilian exports of fresh and healthy products. The 19% increase in turnover and the 2% increase in volume in the last semester reflect favorable weather and a diversity of ecosystems that allow fresh fruit to be grown throughout the year. […]


CNA joins business mission in South Korea

South Korea ranks as the seventh top destination for Brazilian agro exports. A recent business mission aimed at further expanding the trade relations between the two countries. Last July, Sueme Mori, the Director of International Relations at the Brazilian Confederation of Agriculture and Livestock (CNA), joined that delegation, which comprised representatives from the Brazilian Ministry […]


CNA awards the best Brazilian artisanal olive oils

Brazilian olive oil is already known for its freshness and specific notes of flavor. However, the main feature of Brazilian production is the short period between harvesting olives, extracting the oil, and selling the final product. This process ensures the extra virgin olive oil is fresh and tasty at the consumers’ table. To promote the […]


Brazilian Farmers visit Japan in search of new opportunities

Brazilian farmers crossed the globe for a string of meetings in Japan. The mission included the Brazilian Confederation of Agriculture and Livestock (CNA) and the Ministry of Agriculture, with representatives of the Brazilian government, sectoral entities, and members of Congress. The group met Prima Meat Packers, a company focused on business development for meat, ham, […]


The Gross Value of Production (GVP) of Brazilian agriculture and livestock is expected to reach R$ 1.26 trillion in 2023

The gross revenue of Brazilian rural premises, known as GPV, is expected to reach R$1.26 trillion in 2023, equivalent to US$ 262.3 billion. The figure is estimated by the Brazilian Confederation of Agriculture and Livestock (CNA), considering agricultural and cattle-raising production based on the average worth received by farmers across the country. The figure reflects […]


The next ten years for global agribusiness

Global agricultural production is expected to continue growing over the next ten years but slower than in the last decade. This is one of the key messages of the report released earlier this month by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). Issued […]


Brazilian 2022-2023 apple harvest promises even sweeter and more flavorful fruits

The Brazilian apple harvest of 2022-2023 is making producers and industry leaders optimistic, with the fruits boasting an exceptionally sweet and distinctive flavor. Favorable climatic conditions and careful farming practices have resulted in an apple crop set to delight consumers worldwide. Brazilian apples—known for its unparalleled sweetness and tropical influence—are highly appreciated and exported to […]


Brazilian agricultural exports reach US$ 15.3 billion in June 2023

The Brazilian agribusiness trade balance data in June show that the worth of goods traded abroad reached US$ 15.3 billion, a 1.8% decrease compared to the same period in 2022. Considering all factors, by the month’s end, agriculture and livestock products had a surplus of US$ 10.5 billion. In June, the leading product in our […]


Brazil moves towards wheat self-sufficiency and seeks expansion in the global market

Wheat, the second most consumed grain globally, accounting for 30% of the world’s grain production, is undergoing significant changes in Brazil. The country, which ranks among the top wheat importers, is on track to achieve self-sufficiency in wheat production. In 2022, Brazilian wheat production reached a record-breaking 10.554 million tons, and there are projections of […]


Cultivating dreams: a life story in coffee production

When he was 15 years old, Anísio Nunes Cordeiro planted the first coffee seedlings on a rural property located in Água Boa (Minas Gerais state), in the Jequitinhonha Valley region. He was delighted, but between “comings and goings”, 46 years have passed, and only now, at the age of 61, does the producer support his […]


Technology transforms food production in Acre, Brazilian Amazon state

Innovative technologies have been driving strategic supply chains in the economy of Acre and other Amazon states. These technological advancements have led to improvements in agricultural and forestry production, environmental preservation, and economic opportunities in the region. The widespread adoption of technology has played a crucial role in developing the livestock sector in Acre, turning […]


Brazilian watermelons: conquering international markets with sustainable flavor

Brazil is the third largest world producer of fruits, and its fresh, traceable, and sustainable products are reaching further than ever. Brazilian farmers are making strides in seeing the diversity of their fruits conquer the world. One example is Flor de Goiás [Flower from Goiás], a family-run business in the state of Goiás in mid-western […]


The farmer who changed her cattle farm for sustainable production

Selma Percy Sanches is a dentist and rural producer. Born in the São Paulo state, in southeastern Brazil, she moved to Mato Grosso do Sul, in the country mid-west, to continue her late father’s vocation: livestock farming. When her time came to lead the business, she changed the way she worked to follow the same […]