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Brazil’s national Rural Learning Service (SENAR) develops and runs an extensive training program for Brazilian farmers focused on consistently improving and maintaining the highest standards of food quality. It embodies and extends environmentally friendly and low-carbon agricultural practices while considering the socio-economic development needs of rural areas. SENAR is a private entity linked to CNA […]

Training

02/03/2023

Cheese producer highlights SENAR courses in her path to success

In 2015, Luiz and Vera Lucia de Lima decided to raise Jersey cattle at Estância Rio Branco in Nova Castilho, São Paulo state. Right in the beginning, they were advised by a consultant that they needed to add value to the milk they produced. Vera says that they decided to take on the challenge and […]

01/27/2023

Brazilian farmers show sustainable products in Germany

Brazilian rural entrepreneurs are attending International Green Week, a sustainable food fair, from January 20 to 29, in Berlin, Germany. The participation of Brazilian producers is the result of a partnership between the Brazilian Confederation of Agriculture and Livestock (CNA) and Apex. Rodrigo da Matta, the Commercial Promotion Coordinator at CNA, says Green Week focuses […]

01/09/2023

Organic cheese production in the Brazilian South is ready to conquer the world

The state of Paraná has a significant cheese production. From the 3 million gallons of milk produced daily, 1.3 million are allocated for cheese production. Combining the creativity of Brazilian farmers with the technical knowledge provided by the Rural Learning Service (SENAR), the activity has become renowned in the national scenario and is ready to […]

11/28/2022

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

08/22/2022

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 […]

07/08/2022

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 […]

06/24/2022

Brazilian Farmers get training to export bee products

Small and medium Brazilian rural entrepreneurs are increasingly empowered to export their products. This semester, due to the Agro.BR project, farmers from northern Minas Gerais (in Southeast Brazil) got more training to improve their products and reach new quality standards. A committee representing the Brazilian Confederation of Agriculture and Livestock (CNA) visited cooperatives oMinasf honey producers, […]

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 […]