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    Brazil is the largest country in South American, located to the east of the continent. It is bordered by French Guiana, Guyana and Suriname to the north; Venezuela and Colombia to the northwest; Peru to the west, Bolivia, Paraguay and Argentina to the southwest; Uruguay to the south and the Atlantic Ocean to the East. Brazil has a total area of 8,514,877 sq km. The climate varies between regions but is mostly tropical and otherwise temperate.

    Agricultural sector

    Brazil's main agricultural products include indigenous cattle meat, soybeans, indigenous chicken meat, sugar cane, whole fresh cow milk, maize, indigenous pig meat, oranges, paddy rice and cassava.

    Brief overview of organic farming
    There are approximately 7,250 organic producers in Brazil. The country's total share of land under organic management is 1,765,793 hectares, making up 0.7%of national agricultural land. The country's organic movement also includes organic land areas which may or may not have been informally certified. Most of Brazil's organic exports are coffee, banana, soybeans, and corn.

    Brief overview of key organic products
    Brazil's key organic products include both raw and processed goods: coffee, banana, soybeans, corn. Meat exports are increasing rapidly. Juices, sugar, processed soy, organic textiles and cosmetics.
    The domestic market's products include fresh vegetables and fruits, teas, coffee, mate tea, jams, oils, breakfast cereals and dairy products.

    The network
    Association of Organic Agriculture (AAO) - Associação de Agricultura Orgânica
    Av. Francisco Matarazzo, 455
    Prédio do Fazendeiro - Sala 24 - Parque da Água Branca
    CEP: 05001-970
    São Paulo - SP.
    Tel: (11) 3875-2625 - Fax: (11) 3872-1246
    Website: www.aao.org.br

    Empresa Brasileira de Pasquisa Agropecuária (EMBRAPA)
    Embrapa Sede
    Parque Estação Biológica - PqEB s/n°.
    Brasília, DF - Brasil - CEP 70770-901
    Fone: (61) 3448-4433 - Fax: (61) 3448-4890 / 3448-4891
    Website: http://www.embrapa.br/english

    - CIA FactBook, 31.05.07 - https://www.cia.gov

    - FAO, 24.10.2006: Key Statistics of Food and Agriculture External Trade. Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Statistics Division - http://www.fao.org/es/ess/top/country.html?lang=en

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