Cowpea: Indications for increasing area in Brazil

Dried Cowpea
Market & Price Trends
Published Jan 26, 2024

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Brazil, the second largest producer of beans, is expected to increase its planting area for export in Mato Grosso this year, despite the largest planted area being in Ceará. The cultivation of cowpea, however, remains a challenge in many regions, with grains often used for planting instead of seeds. In Bahia, beans are primarily grown to meet demand from other states. The National Supply Company (CONAB) predicts a 10% increase in production for the second harvest, amounting to approximately 402 thousand tons.
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Beans are second in national production, and this year, in the second harvest, the forecast is for a larger planted area for export in Mato Grosso. In that state, producers have received offers for future contracts between R$110/120. The largest planted area in Brazil is in Ceará, reaching 368 thousand hectares in the second harvest, according to CONAB. Except in Mato Grosso, where official data has not yet captured the potential for area increase and maintains the expectation of 65 thousand hectares. Cowpea, in other regions, is quite challenging to follow. Firstly, seeds are not used, but grains are used for planting. As productivity, for example, in Ceará, is less than half that of Mato Grosso, these are beans for subsistence in that ...
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