Vita BioAgri Limitada

Vita BioAgri Ltda. specializes in the development and management of agricultural lands and sustainable forestry in Brazil. The company, a member of the Vita Bio Group, provides the management team that delivers growth through its extensive local working knowledge and technical skills to implement the strategy to grow crops that are vertically integrated with the production of food, or sustainable biomass energy. Vita BioAgri Ltda. provides investment opportunities in Brazil’s agricultural and forestlands via separately managed accounts, or in a commingled holding company; as well as offering its advisory and management services to strategic partners.

Agricultural Land

Brazil's agricultural lands are booming and are destined to continue growing long into the future. All the evidence and research suggests that world population will continue to grow, per capita income will rise, global warming will accelerates and water usage conflicts will escalate, all of which will put increasing pressure on agricultural lands to produce more. Many countries, particularly in South Asia, already use over 90% of their available arable land for agriculture, leaving very limited resources to meet these demands as well as by urban sprawl.

In comparison, Brazil is one of the very few countries in the world that has the natural resources of agricultural land and water, as well as the political commitment and expertise to meet these growing demands. The high-plains of Brazil, called the cerrado, cover an estimated 205 million hectares of countryside, or about one-fourth of the country. This area is the equivalent in land size as 26% of the lower 48 states of the U.S.A., or an area slightly larger than all of the U.S.A. east of the Mississippi River, excluding Florida, covering more than 510 million acres. This farmland region is the equivalent in area as 1/3rd of Australia, or 4 times the size of France.

Currently about a quarter of the cerrado region is being farmed. EMBRAPA, Brazil's agricultural research organization, estimates that an additional 90 million hectares in the cerrado region, plus an additional 20 million hectares from other non-rainforest and wetland regions of Brazil, are suitable for modern mechanized crop agriculture. More recently, the USDA estimated that Brazil has a total of between 145 to 175 million hectares, or over 400 million acres, that could be opened for crop production. The size of this available agricultural area (which does not include any rain forest or wetland region) is 25% larger than the total crop acreage of the U.S.A.


In contrast to European and North American climates, there are two distinct seasons in the cerrado: a dry season and a rainy season.  The seasons change from rainy to dry in March-April and from dry to rainy in September-October.

More than 85 percent of the annual rainfall falls between October 1 and April 1.  In the central western region of the cerrado, rainfall can reach 2000 mm. (80 inches) per year, while in the northeast the annual rainfall averages 800 to 1,000 mm. (30 - 40 inches).  On occasions rainfall intensity can be higher reaching 80 to 100 mm. (3 to 4 inches) per hour.

Temperatures are moderate, varying little from one day to the next. The greatest influence on temperature is altitude. At higher altitude areas, temperature may fall to 10C (50F) and throughout the cerrado highs will rarely exceeding 35C (95F). Tornados have never been reported anywhere in the region.

The average rainfall is generally sufficient for commercial farming throughout the cerrado region, which enjoys a climate that is exceptionally conducive and desirable for sugarcane plantations, animal production and a great diversity of other commercial crops such as soybean, corn, cotton and sunflower.



Soils in the cerrado region are among the oldest in the world.  The soils are extremely fertile, deep, permeable and with excellent physical characteristics, which are well suited to a wide range of mechanized farming.



Over 50% of South America's forests and woodlands are in Brazil. Natural forest covers approximately 400 million hectares of Brazil, two-thirds of which are in the Amazon. However the commercially dynamic part of Brazil’s forestry industry is based on about five million hectares located in the south of the country, bordering the Atlantic Coast.

Eucalyptus plantings represent over half of all forestry plantings in Brazil and southern yellow pine, particularly loblofly pine, represents about 40%. Plantings of acacia, slash and parana pine are often added in the mix. More recently teak is being planted due to the growing global demand for origin certified quality hardwood. Its beauty, hardness, resistance and durability make teak extremely versatile in its uses.

However the pulp and paper industry, with more than 300 mills in Brazil, is the largest consumer of forest products. An increasing amount of forestry product is being used as biomass feedstock by the renewable energy industry to meet the growing demands for sustainable energy and biofuels.


Vita Bio Group, through its on-going work and network in Brazil’s agricultural and forestlands, is well positioned to source, evaluate and manage land holdings for investors or strategic partners.

Management Team members have proven successful track records in:

  • Conducting Due Diligence on agricultural & forest lands.
  • Purchasing farmland, forestry & sugarcane mills.
  • Managing farms growing grains & vegetable oils.
  • Managing plantations growing coffee and sugarcane.
  • Managing sustainable forest.
  • Developing pastureland for grain & sugarcane production.
  • Managing beef cattle ranches.
  • Managing cattle slaughter houses.
  • Local and international commodity markets.


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