Peanut production in Brazil soars with certified seeds

Peanut Meal
Peanut Kernel
Nuts & Seeds
Market & Price Trends
Published Apr 21, 2024

Tridge summary

Brazil's peanut farming sector has seen a remarkable transformation in the past decade, evolving from basic and informal practices to embracing advanced technologies and higher quality standards. This change is largely driven by the growing demand for exports and heightened consumer expectations, leading to a fourfold increase in the area dedicated to peanut seed production under the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock's standards, from 7,926.87 hectares in the 2015/16 season to 32,321.29 hectares in the 2023/24 season. The state of São Paulo, hosting 90% of the country's peanut plantations, is at the forefront of this shift, with a significant adoption of certified seeds from institutions like Embrapa Algodão and the Campinas Agronomic Institute (IAC). This has not only expanded the planted area but also enhanced the quality of the harvest. With 65% to 70% of the area now using certified seeds, the sector's new focus is on boosting domestic consumption to lessen its export dependency.
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Original content

Less than ten years ago, peanut farming in Brazil was considered rustic and maintained an informal production chain. Farmers used part of the harvested grains for planting in the next harvest. But this reality was left behind due to the increase in export demand and the consumer market's greater demand for quality. The producer was forced to look for new technologies, including the use of seeds produced with generation control and under the rules established by the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (Mapa). According to information from the Superintendency of Agriculture and Livestock in the State of São Paulo (SFA-SP), the use of higher category seeds produced under the standards established by Mapa is increasing. To give you an idea, in the 2015/16 harvest, seven peanut seed producers and 7,926.87 hectares of production fields were registered on the Map. In the 23/24 harvest, 27 seed producers registered with 32,321.29 hectares of fields. In other words, the area quadrupled. ...
Source: CanalRural
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