Diversity and sustainability of the fruit industry to feed Brazil and the world

Published May 4, 2022

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The Brazilian fruit industry, in addition to valuing the country's plant and cultural wealth, is supported by the three pillars of sustainability (economic, social, and environmental), preserving biodiversity, generating jobs, and promoting regional development.

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*Letícia Assis Barony V. Fonseca – Technical advisor for fruits, vegetables and flowers at the Confederation of Agriculture and Livestock of Brazil (CNA) The Brazilian fruit industry, in addition to valuing the country's plant and cultural wealth, is supported by the three pillars of sustainability ( economic, social and environmental), preserving biodiversity, generating jobs and promoting regional development. The good weather and soil conditions allow us to have a wide variety of fruits throughout the year, adapted to the most diverse biomes. Orange, banana, melon and mango are fruits known all over the world, and they all refer to Brazil. But here we also have jabuticaba, açaí, soursop and countless other fruits, with different colors and flavors. They all have something in common, they are part of the national diversity and culture. Brazilian fruit production exceeds 41 million tons, occupying an average of 2.6 million hectares – that is, only 0.3% of the national territory ...
Source: Cnabrasil
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