Tropical wines, another wonder from the Northeast

In early November, Brazil obtained the first Geographical Indication (GI) for tropical wines. The unprecedented acknowledgment was granted to the Vale do São Francisco [San Francisco River Valley] region, which encompasses cities in Bahia and Pernambuco states. Vale dos Vinhedos [Vineyards Valley], in Rio Grande do Sul state, obtained this accolade for temperate wines in […]


The way Brazil prepares couscous is different, and you should try it

Corn is a very relevant crop in Brazilian agriculture and culture in general. Not only is it significant for our exports, but it is also part of people’s daily routine. That is why, instead of wheat, Brazilians use corn as the basis for their typical couscous. But this is not the only difference. The preparation […]


“Cupulate”: Brazilian farmers find a different ingredient for chocolate

The biodiversity of the Amazon inspires Brazilian creativity. The latest discovery was “cupulate,” a type of chocolate in which cocoa seeds are replaced by cupuaçu seeds, a typical fruit from northern Brazil. Both cocoa and cupuaçu belong to the same plant genus, which favors the adaptation of techniques. However, the result is different from traditional […]


Okra: a Brazilian cuisine’s favorite

Mucilaginous, gummy, slimy: these are all words used to describe the contents of the okra pod, which contains numerous small seeds in a gooey, sticky substance. It divides people’s opinions, but one thing is for sure: okra is rich in nutrients, has a low glycemic index, and high concentration of fibers. It contains the following […]


Néli Pereira offers a toast to Brazilianness

You may have heard about the worldwide trend of using native ingredients in gastronomy, which is now being revealed in the world of cocktails. In Brazil, it is no different. An infinite number of herbs, tree barks, and roots infused in an alcoholic solution and stored in bottles have permeated our culture since the 17th […]


Brazilian agricultural exports reach US$ 14.3 billion in October

Brazilian agribusiness continues on a positive growth trend. In October 2022, exports hit US$ 14.3 billion, representing a 61.3% increase compared to the same period in 2021. Year-to-date, the growth is 33%. These results represent a surplus of US$ 12.8 billion in our agricultural trade balance. In October, the main product in our agribusiness export […]


Training increases sheep and goat production in Brazil

Goat and sheep farming focused on the production of milk and related products is growing in Brazil. This is because farmers have been relying on a broad training structure, which includes courses and learning materials for the sector. To encourage production, the institution SENAR-SP launched the course “Sheep and goats: agro-industrial products as a way […]


Brazil’s potential for pulses cultivation

Do you know what pulses are? This is the name given to dried seeds of legumes used in food. The main pulses in Brazil are beans, chickpeas, lentils, and peas. Besides being regarded as important sources of protein, the grains called pulses are also rich in fiber, vitamins, and minerals. They have low-fat levels and […]


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 […]


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, […]


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 […]


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 […]


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); […]