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Brazil | 3 January 2019
Brazil's Bolsonaro gives farm ministry power to decide on indigenous land

Brazil's newly inaugurated president issued an executive order on Wednesday making the ministry of agriculture responsible for deciding on lands claimed by indigenous peoples, in a victory for agribus...


Brazil | 16 November 2018
US funds with big Amazon farming stakes face Bolsonaro choice

Finance to be 'very important' tool if Brazil's government strips Amazon protections, say researchers The world's largest asset managers could play a pivotal role in safeguarding the Amazon forest,...


Brazil | 3 October 2018
Brazil's powerful farm lobby endorses far-right presidential candidate Bolsonaro

Brazil’s congressional farm lobby, which represents the country’s powerful agribusiness sector in both houses, on Tuesday endorsed far-right presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro, the front-runner ahe...


Brazil | 6 September 2018
Coastal strip in Brazil sheds new light on early farming

Humans may have been cultivating plants on a narrow coastal strip in Brazil as far back as 4,800 years ago, according to a new study. An international team of scientists, led by researchers at the ...


Brazil | 5 September 2018
Coastal strip in Brazil sheds new light on early farming

Humans may have been cultivating plants on a narrow coastal strip in Brazil as far back as 4,800 years ago, according to a new study. An international team of scientists, led by researchers at the ...


Brazil | 3 September 2018
Farming ideas to make a fortune: inside Brazil's food security festival

As confetti showers a theatre inside Rio de Janeiro’s normally sedate Museum of Tomorrow, electronic pop music pounds and dozens of young people crowd the stage to dance enthusiastically, hugging each...


Brazil | 30 August 2018
Brazil's farming lobby wields its growing power

Agriculture is big business in Brazil. From sugar to coffee, to soybeans and everything in between, the country's farming sector has become a juggernaut on the world stage over the past 40 years. And ...


Brazil | 15 August 2018
Farming ideas to make a fortune: inside Brazil's food security festival

As confetti showers a theatre inside Rio de Janeiro’s normally sedate Museum of Tomorrow, electronic pop music pounds and dozens of young people crowd the stage to dance enthusiastically, hugging each...


Brazil | 14 August 2018
Agriculture could help preserve Brazil's native vegetation

In 2015, one region of Brazil was nicknamed “the last agricultural frontier of the world.” Known as “Matopiba,” this unofficial territory comprises 337 municipalities in four states (Maranhão, Tocanti...


Brazil | 31 July 2018
Brazil: Many alarmed over boost to pesticide use in agriculture

A Brazilian government commission has recommended easing restrictions on the use of pesticides to aid the country’s agricultural industry. Congress will debate the issue shortly. But families in...


Brazil | 26 July 2018
Ancient Amazon agriculture still shapes the South American landscape

The Amazon region of South America has been a hub of food production for longer than previously thought, according to two new studies. The first study, conducted by Jennifer Watling and colleagues ...


Brazil | 10 June 2018
Brazil launches massive package of soft loans for agriculture, $51.13bn

Brazil announced on Wednesday evening that it has earmarked up to 194.3 billion Reais or US$ 51.13bn in loans to promote large and medium-sized agricultural producers. At a ceremony in the capital Bra...


Brazil | 30 May 2018
China invests in Brazilian corn to grab a third of its corn seed market

L ongping, which bought its corn seed business from DowDuPont Inc in Brazil for US$1.1 billion last year, brought 400 people including partners, distributors and executives from Brazil’s largest co-o...


Brazil | 25 May 2018
Brazil's agriculture sector bearing big brunt of fuel hikes -study

Brazil’s agriculture sector is one of the hardest hit by a hike in diesel prices that has provoked a nationwide trucker strike, according to an analysis from a leading university released on Wednesday...


Brazil | 18 May 2018
Brazil's wealthy farm belt backs Trump-like presidential candidate

A right-wing Brazilian presidential candidate who compares himself to Donald Trump is attracting support across Brazil’s farm belt, where the fiery former paratrooper may secure the funding needed for...


Brazil | 11 May 2018
The million dollar cow: high-end farming in Brazil – photo essay

Jabriel is an awesome, imposing creature. His humped figure, size and weight represent everything that is prized and revered in a bull. He is quite literally the top of the pyramid in Brazil’s vast, c...


Brazil | 18 April 2018
Impacts of agriculture on Brazil's Cerrado region

Brazil’s Cerrado region is incredibly biodiverse, supporting more than 10,000 plant species, 900 birds, and 300 mammals. But it has long been overlooked by scientists and environmentalists alike, and ...


Brazil | 2 February 2018
Brazil to release $4 billion in farm credit

Brazilian President Michel Temer has announced the government-controlled bank Banco do Brasil will release 12 billion reais ($4 billion) in subsidised credit to farmers for the planting, upkeep, harve...


Brazil | 1 January 2018
Formula 1 journeyman turned organic farmer

Pedro Diniz raced in Formula 1 from 1995 to 2000, with only two fifth-place finishes to show for his 98-race spell as a Grand Prix driver. But whatever happened to the Brazilian driver? The son of ...


Brazil | 6 December 2017
Agriculture adds jobs, helps lead Brazil economic recovery push

Agriculture has been the only sector of the Brazilian economy to add jobs this year, a farm lobby said on Tuesday, helping the country recover from its worst recession in a century even though a meat ...


Brazil | 29 November 2017
Brazilian ethanol producers willing to wash out anhydrous contracts

Brazilian mills are willing to wash out, or cancel, long-term contracts for anhydrous ethanol to favor hydrous production, sources said Tuesday. Hydrous ethanol sales from Center-South mills surged...


Brazil | 22 November 2017
What can African agriculture learn from Brazil?

Last month, President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Akinwumi Adesina, took a series of bets on Africa's ability to feed itself, lift millions of its people out of poverty and help feed the w...


Brazil | 17 October 2017
Dry weather delays soybean planting in Brazil, increases risk for corn

Lack of rain since the start of the 2017-2018 season has delayed soybean planting in Brazil's Center-West region, the largest grain producer in the country, boosting worries among producers, industry ...


Brazil | 28 September 2017
Brazil agriculture ministry says fresh beef exports to U.S. may resume in October

The ban on fresh Brazilian beef exports to the United States could be lifted in October, Brazil’s agriculture ministry said late on Tuesday. The ban, implemented in June, would end after the United...


Brazil | 27 September 2017
Coffee sustainability: Brazilian farmer battles the stigma of bulk

As the sun rises on a crisp morning, Felipe Croce kneels down to cup a handful of washed icatu amarelo coffee beans and holds it to his nose. “It smells alive,” he says. “I let nature do its thing.” ...


Brazil | 16 September 2017
Brazilian police raid agriculture minister's home

Brazilian police raided the house of Agriculture Minister Blairo Maggi in a corruption probe early Thursday, adding yet more pressure on the scandal-plagued government of President Michel Temer. Fe...


Brazil | 8 September 2017
Agriculture and livestock to add a further R$ 30 bn to GDP this year

With a robust Harvest Plan coupled with support and development tools organised by the government, Brazil’s agriculture and livestock sector is expected to generate record wealth for Brazil in 2017. S...


Brazil | 17 August 2017
Brazil farmers run out of space as bumper crops pile up

At a warehouse in the heart of Brazil's agriculture sector, farmer Rafael Bilibio watches truck after truck line up to unload corn onto the ground outside the huge storage bins. His own corn, ready...


Brazil | 30 July 2017
Brazil: landless agriculture workers invade farms of president's allies

Hundreds of landless agricultural workers have invaded farms belonging to Brazil’s agriculture minister, the former president of the Brazilian soccer association, and a close friend of President Miche...


Brazil | 27 July 2017
Brazilian landless peasants invade soybean plantation owned by Agriculture minister

Hundreds of landless farmers in Brazil have invaded and occupied a soybean plantation owned by a company belonging to Agriculture Minister Blairo Maggi. The takeover by some 500 people was organiz...



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