RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Data from FAO show that besides soy, coffee, and meat, the country is among the main producers of unusual items such as pepper, watermelon, cashew, and cassava.
Whoever thinks that the excellence of Brazilian agribusiness is limited to soy, coffee and meat are mistaken. The country is among the five largest world exporters in value of almost three dozen agricultural products.
The biggest highlights are the usual ones: sugar, cereals, soybeans, corn, oilseeds, and citrus fruits. But Brazil appears in the United Nations' export "top five" with unusual products, such as pepper, watermelon, pineapple, papaya, coconut . . .