The Association of Tobacco Growers
of Brazil (Afubra), established in the region of the Pardo River
Valley, emerged from the initiative of farmers, seeking to heal a
common need, sought to minimize the damage caused by hail in its
tobacco fields. Then, the entity expanded its activities and
constantly seeks improvements for farmers.
Stand out, among others:
- The forest production with eucalyptus (wood), which is in favor
of the maintenance of native forests;
- Ecological awareness - promoted among public and private school
students - through the Green Project is Life;
- The collection of agrochemical packages in rural areas;
- The promotion of the campaign to eradicate child labor, through
the Growing Legal Institute;
- And the incentive to crops parallel to tobacco, a clear
demonstration of the entity's concern with monoculture in the
For many years, the organization
develops, through the Agroforestry department, technical work that
promote complementary revenue on the properties of tobacco growers.
These activities include the production of maize, fruit and
vegetables, animal husbandry, reforestation practice, the
development of several experiments in forestry and agriculture, by
promoting technical meetings and field days, among others.
This work is very important not
only for the region but for the whole southern Brazil. And it was
with the purpose of diffuse these works and spreading the
technologies available to the rural producer that Afubra, with the
support of several entities and companies, decided to promote the
EXPOAGRO AFUBRA, an agricultural exhibition whose purpose is to
show the potential of our region and present proposals for
technologies, products and services.