Agrícola Famosa

Agrícola Famosa

To grow up. This is our nature.

Founded in 1995, Agrícola Famosa is a Brazilian company situated on the border of Rio Grande do Norte and Ceará. During its 22 years, Agrícola Famosa consolidated its name in agribusiness, characterized for investing in new technologies, for persistent researches, for respecting the environment and for its social commitment.

What initially was a desire to cultivate quality and growing fruit in the midst of the Brazilian Northeast, today had become a diversified production, constant development and the expansion of markets. Ours is a story of effort and dedication, with our almost 9.000 collaborators during the harvest period and a more than 30.000 ha of land, which makes Agrícola Famosa the biggest producer of melon and watermelon of Brazil and one of the biggest in the world.

Infrastructure: Favorable Weather for Exportation

Agrícola Famosa
Water: 21 deep wells (400m to 800m) and 582 wells with depths below 400m.
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Transportation: 350 agricultural tractors, 1843 wagons, bus fleets for the transportation of the collaborators, besides garage and car workshops to tend to the vehicles’ maintenance.
Melons, Watermelons and Papayas
  • Covered area: 43.886 m²
  • Cold Storage capacity: 2.444 pallets
Hot Fruits
  • Covered area: 83.980m²
  • Cold Storage capacity: 2.984 pallets
Cold park
  • Cooling Capacity: 5428 pallets

Great Markets, Good Partnerships

Exportation
During the harvest of 2016.17, more than 152 thousand tons of fruit were exported, mainly to the British, Dutch, German, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish markets. In the last few years Agrícola Famosa projected itself as the biggest producer and exporter of fresh fruit from Brazil, enlarging frequently its markets. During the present harvest, apart from the markets already supplied, Agrícola Famosa has been expanding its exportations to Dubai, Singapore, Russia, Lithuania, and The United States, among others.

Domestic Market
Agrícola Famosa also stands out among the largest suppliers in the Brazilian market of fruit. During the harvest of 2016.17, domestic market sales totaled more than 135 thousand tons.

Agrícola Famosa

Performance

With tens of thousands of productive hectares per year and employing over 9.0000 collaborators, we contribute to the social and environmental development, which is historically unfavorable in the region. Agrícola Famosa has an experienced team of agronomists and agricultural technicians responsible for the production.

Roots in the Northeast of Brazil, fruits winning the world!

AGRÍCOLA FAMOSA IS LOCATED IN THE SEMI-ARID REGION OF THE NORTHEAST OF BRAZIL. THE MAIN FARM IS SITUATED AT 70% IN THE MUNICIPIALITY OF ICAPUÍ, STATE OF CEARÁ AND 30% IN MOSSORÓ, IN THE STATE OF RIO GRANDE DO NORTE.

Its privileged location sets the company before three important production outflow corridors: just 300km from the Porto de Natal, in Rio Grande do Norte; 220km from Porto do Mucuripe, in Fortaleza, Ceará; and 250km from Porto do Pecém, the most modern industrial-port structure in the Northeast, which is located in the state of Ceará. Moreover, it’s also the nearest Brazilian port to the European continent.

The source farm occupies an area of 7 thousand hectares, of which 3 thousand are reserved exclusively for the cultivation of different varieties of melons and watermelons.

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Certifications

  • BSCI – Business Social Compliance Initiative
    BSCI – Business Social Compliance Initiative
  • Field to Fork Catering
    Field to Fork Catering
  • Supply Chain Security
    Supply Chain Security
  • Rainforest Alliance Certified
    Rainforest Alliance Certified
  • Sedex
    Sedex
  • TÜVRheinland
    TÜVRheinland
  • Carrefour
    Carrefour
  • CERTIFICADO TÜV Rheinland Brasil
    CERTIFICADO TÜV Rheinland Brasil
  • M&S FIELD TO FORK CERTIFICATE
    M&S FIELD TO FORK CERTIFICATE
  • TESCO – CERTIFICATE OF  CONFORMITY
    TESCO – CERTIFICATE OF CONFORMITY
  • GLOBAL G.A.P CERTIFICATE
    GLOBAL G.A.P CERTIFICATE