Food and beverages

What opportunities exist for small farmers and associations of quinoa in Peru? In this article by Jack Hoagland, Carlos Tarrasón, and Juan Luis Salinas, we analyze the history and primary trends of the market, in addition to describing ways some quinoa producers have advanced in an industry that is increasingly international. See article here.

On July 9th, 2020, Cluster Consulting presented, to institutions and companies of the cocoa and chocolate sector, the results of the consulting project to identify and analyze the international demand for sustainable and deforestation-free Amazonian cocoa. Project hired by UNDP under the ProAmazonia program in Ecuador, in collaboration with the ministry of agriculture and environment. See presentation published by PROAmazonía.

 

On January 13th, 2020, Cluster Consulting started the consulting project to identify and analyze the international demand for sustainable and deforestation-free Amazonian cocoa. Project hired by UNDP under the ProAmazonia program in Ecuador, in collaboration with the ministry of agriculture and environment. 

 

On Dezember 4th, 2019, was presented the action plan and governance structure for the "Dairy Cluster in Cajamarca", Perú. The project, which is being developed by Cluster Consulting, is an initiative of the Peruvian institution CEDEPAS Norte supported by Innóvate Perú (Production Ministry).

 
 

On October 24th, 2019, Carlos Tarrasón will speak about the "Ice Cream of the Future: new segments and business models - Brazil vision and American market". The presentation will be part of the the "II Ice Cream Industry Meeting" in Pernambuco, promoted by the Sindicato da Indústria de Doces e Conservas Alimenticias de Pernambuco, in Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil.

 
 
 
 

On October 3rd, 2019, an event was held for the second presentation of the "Dairy Cluster in Cajamarca" project in Perú. Carlos Tarrasón presented and validated the strategy for the future of the cluster based on information from the national market research and international benchmark which included a reference trip to France. The project, which is being developed by Cluster Consulting, is an initiative of the Peruvian institutions CEDEPAS, COREMYPE and Innóvate Perú.

 
 

On August 15th, 2019, Carlos Tarrasón spoke about the "Future of food and beverages: new segments and business models - Brazil vision and Global market". The presentation was part of the the "Forum SEBRAE business development", promoted by the SEBRAE, in Cuiaba, MT, Brazil.

On July 17, 2019, an event was held for the first presentation of the "Dairy Cluster in Cajamarca" project in Perú. Carlos Tarrasón presented the results of the cluster diagnosis and information about the dairy industry in Perú and the world. He also talked about the main consumer trends that affect the dairy sector and the main challenges of the dairy cluster in Cajamarca. The project, which is being developed by Cluster Consulting, is an initiative of the Peruvian institutions CEDEPAS, COREMYPE and Innóvate Perú.

On July 12, 2019, Carlos Tarrasón will speak about the "Ice Cream of the Future: new segments and business models - Brazil vision and American market". The presentation will be part of the the "Ice Cream Journey 2019", promoted by the "Associação Gaúcha das Indústrias de Gelados Comestíveis e Afins" (Agagel), in Lajeado, RS, Brazil. Click the link to see a short version of the presentation.

On June 11, 2019, an event was held for the launch of the project: "Dairy Products Cluster in Cajamarca", in Peru. The project, which is being developed by Cluster Consulting, is an initiative of the Peruvian institutions CEDEPAS, COREMYPE and Innóvavate Peru.

Carlos Tarrasón presented on May 30, 2019, in Santo Domingo, the study and diagnosis of the Agricultural Chains of Dominican Republic, with the objective of increasing the competitiveness of the supply and the quality of the goods and services produced in the country and support the strategic plan of the agricultural sector. The study presents the results of the analysis of ten value chains for agricultural products in the Dominican Republic: avocado, cacao, banana, coconut, mango, pineapple, greenhouse vegetables, oriental vegetables, passion fruit and cassava. The project was carried out in partnership with the "Consejo Nacional de Competitividad" of Dominican Republic and with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).

In this article, published by Carlos Tarrasón and Vinícius Dias, national and international strawberry market data are presented, as well as alternatives for more profitable and competitive productions. Production and consumption are increasing both in Brazil and in other countries, generating opportunities for small, medium and large producers. In addition, the fruit has attracted producers because of its rapid returns, since the time between growing the seedlings and harvesting is only 45 days.

To read the full article, click here.

On February 28th, 2019, Cluster Consulting presented the results of the South of Bahia Cocoa Sector Strategic Analysis project for producers and agents related to the cocoa chain in the city of Ilhéus, Bahia. The project began in October 2018, with the objective of guiding the producers and companies of the region in their strategic vision of medium and long term. The work was an initiative of SEBRAE-BA and the Arapyaú Institute.

On January 15th, 2019, the Prioritization of Agro-Export Chains for the Dominican Republic project was started. The project will analyze 10 value chains of the country, with elaboration of a strategic plan, recommendations of prioritization and actions for the future. The project is an initiative of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the National Competitiveness Council of the Dominican Republic.

On December 18th, 2018 we presented the Local Competitiveness Study of the Homemade Biscuits of the Region of Vitória da Conquista and Condeúba in Vitória da Conquista, aiming to enhance the development of biscuit producers in the regions. The work was developed in partnership with SEBRAE-BA and the Prefecture of Vitória da Conquista and started on the October 10th, 2018.

The 13th November 2018, Carlos Tarrasón will be presenting in the 2nd Seminar about "The future in food & beverages", organized by FIERGS and SEBRAE-RS in Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil. 

Boyang Xue and Carlos Tarrasón publish this article to present food trade opportunities for Minas Gerais and Brazil in China. Our aim is to enhance the dialogue about how to create value in Brazil and insert our companies in global value chains targeting the Chinese market. This is a new opportunity for the Brazilian economic development that we have to take advantage of. See article.

On the 22nd of June 2016 the Strategic Plan and Service Model of the Canastra cheese producers Association (APROCAN) was presented in São Roque de Minas aiming to reinforce the region's Protected Geographical Indication and Collective Brand. The work was developed in partnership with INAES and SEBRAE-MG and started on the 1st of August 2015.

On the 6th of April 2016 Carlos Tarrasón presented the conclusions about the Ice Cream sector World Strategic Analysis. This analysis must guide the strategy of the associated companies to SindSorvete in Minas Gerais. The project included a national reference trip to São Paulo and an internacional one to the East Coast of the United States. Previously, on the 4th of December 2015 was presented an analysis about the industry and the major trends in the market.  

On the 9th of December 2015 we validated the marketing plan in line with the action pland and the vision for the future for the metal-mechanic cluster in the Central Region of Rio Grande do Sul. The defined cluster vision is that the cluster becomes the reference for Brazil and Latin America in personalized agriculture solutions integrating different technologies (mechanics, hidraulics, electronics, IT, etc.).