Brazilian family farmers are betting on a new product: ginger. Espírito Santo is the largest producer, but other states are already investing in ginger.
Ginger plantation is an option for generating income and encouraging producers to continue in rural areas, avoiding migration to big cities.
The ginger harvest begins about seven months after planting. Production is almost uninterrupted, as it can be harvested both green and ripe. In one hectare, five thousand boxes or more of ginger can be harvested. Average productivity is around 20 to 25 t ha-1, however, with proper management and use of technologies, productivity can reach 40 t ha-1.
Based on the results presented so far, Brazilian ginger is here to stay.