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 […]

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12/07/2022

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 […]

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); […]

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 […]

08/24/2022

Brazilian Farmers develop agricultural startups with government incentives

Brazilians who work with innovation in agribusiness will soon benefit from an incentives program. The AgroHub Brazil project comes into operation in September to promote and support the creation and development of startups. The project, from the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, and Food Supply (MAPA), also encourages initiatives to bring innovative companies closer to public […]

08/22/2022

The overcoming of Maria das Graças in strawberry crops

“It’s not because I’m in a wheelchair today that I have to settle down. So, I’m enjoying it while I can.” This is the story of strawberry producer Maria das Graças Silva Firme, from Brazlândia, Federal District, in midwestern Brazil. The paraplegic condition acquired more than 10 years ago, after she had two strokes and […]

08/08/2022

The farmer who left a big city and learned to master the shrimp world

Felipe Sampaio is a Brazilian farmer from the Paraíba state, Northeast Brazil, who has always been interested in living in the countryside. When he started working, he went to a big city; eventually, for personal reasons, he had to go back to live with his family on a farm. The solution was to produce seafood. […]

07/27/2022

Francisco Caio Vasconcelos: “Only education takes you far”

When I think about my personal and professional whole career, I see the difficulties and challenges overcome amid financial and family tribulations at the beginning of high school, then at graduation. They continued after my master’s degree, when I had access to a scholarship that provided better food and favorable conditions for study. So, when […]

07/18/2022

In Brazil, certified palm oil production changes families’ lives

Producing up to ten times more vegetable oil per hectare than other crops, palm oil has gained increasing prominence on the world stage due to its versatility, whether in the food, cosmetics, hygiene, or biofuel industry. Palm oil production worldwide has grown by more than 300% in 20 years, with around 80% concentrated in two […]

07/08/2022

Brazilian farmer works to ensure future generations of women in the field

Lisiane Rocha Czech has worked in the dairy industry since 1992. Before that, she raised beef cattle on the property acquired by her father in 1974, becoming the fourth generation working in agriculture since her grandfather emigrated from Poland to the state of Paraná in southern Brazil. Just like her father, she and her two […]

06/17/2022

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 […]

05/18/2022

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 […]

03/21/2022

Innovation improves fruit production in central Brazil

Brazilian rural entrepreneurs are not afraid of innovation. Whilst some people may think that new ideas must come with expensive gadgets, sometimes the solutions to farm issues are quite simple. In Brazil, they come with proper training, creativity, and shared knowledge. This was the perfect mix to change the reality of some families in central […]

03/16/2022

Brazilian olive oil is fresh and delicious

Taste Brazilian olive oil and you will find out a new passion. Our oils are already known for their 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 product. This ensures that the extra virgin olive oil is […]

03/07/2022

Carmen Perez: the voice of animal welfare in Brazil

Brazilian rancher Carmen Perez is known as the spokesperson for animal welfare in Brazil. Since the age of 22, she has been raising calves on the Orvalho das Flores farm in Barra do Garças, Mato Grosso. For more than 13 years, she has dedicated her career to the research and dissemination of good practices in […]