Main partners

Apaqs (Serro Cheese Producers Association), Aprocan (Canastra Cheese Producers Association), Agrifert, MDA (Ministry of Agrarian Development)

Geographic location

State of Minas Gérais – Serro and Canastra regions


With a local NGO partner (Agrifert) as intermediary, Fert supports development of the raw-milk cheese sector in two regions of the State of Minas Gerais to improve production conditions, cheese quality and marketing conditions. In early 2012 the Apaqs and Aprocan associations obtained recognition for the uniqueness of their cheeses as part of a Geographic Indication approach.

Promotional film made with the participation of Mapa, the Sebrae and 200 producers – 2014

In 2011, funding for the action came to an end.