The Brazilian Confederation of Agriculture and Livestock (CNA) is an employers’ organization that represents over two million small, medium and large-scale farmers engaged in various areas of agriculture and livestock. Founded in 1951, CNA has established itself as the main forum for agribusiness policy discussion in Brazil. The CNA System is comprised of 27 state federations and two thousand rural unions supporting producers in the municipalities.

In its institutional structure, the System is formed by CNA, by the National Rural Learning Service (SENAR), an institution that provides training programs, social promotion and technical assistance to the rural areas, and by the CNA Institute, a research division responsible for technology development, planning, design and implementation vegetation inside rural properties.


CNA represents, organizes and strengthens Brazilian rural producers at the national and international level. It defends its rights and interests, promoting the economic and social development of the agricultural sector. For this reason, CNA brings together associations and major rural organizations and participates actively and permanently in the discussions and decisions on national agricultural policy.


  • Unity of rural producers;
  • Protection of rural producers and agricultural economy;
  • Appreciation of agricultural production and the preservation of the environment associated with the development of agriculture and food production;
  • Protection of free trade in agricultural products and agribusiness;
  • Demonstration and awareness of the problems and solutions related to economic issues.