Dear beloved followers and readers of the International Olive Oil Observatory,
as you know, we already talked about olive oil in Brazil, mainly in our reports about international trade.
If we where depicting Brazil as one possible emerging market, given its booming economy and its increasing imports of olive oil (see our articles back of some months ago), here we are with the first Brazilian olive oil: Olivas do Sul owned by Josè Alberto Aued.
From what we read from its rich website and blog (read the full original text), this pioneer of olive oil counts some 23 hectares of olive orchard planted with arbequina, arbosana and koroneiki, harvested to mill some thousands liters of extravirgin olive oil.
The interest of Brazil for olive oil is also testified by Expo Azeite (give a look), an international fair that celebrates this year its 6th edition, that accounts for large international sponsorships (as Pieralisi), and that seems being fairly working to disseminate the culture of olive oil consumption.
We invite every body to keep looking at this interesting evolutions, we'll do the same.