The Bomfim project is located in Tocantins state within the Cerrado region of Brazil – the fastest growing agricultural district in the world and home to the largest arable land package. As the demand for agricultural commodities continues to increase globally, much of the world’s future food production is expected to come directly from this region.
The Bomfim project is surrounded by large farms, agricultural centers and co-ops of southern Tocantins, west Bahia and northeast Goiás states. Due to the heavy rainfall associated with the tropical climate, the soil lacks sufficient nutrients for efficient agricultural production. Therefore, farmers must fertilize their soils on an ongoing basis and in some cases bi-annually