Find out more about this Farm
Palmares Farm (Lat. 11°48’49,004″ S and Long. 45°38’41,990″ W), located in Barreiras (BA), has 33,975 hectares of total area, of which 16,196 ha are private and 16,949 ha are leased.
Find out how to get to Palmares Farm
From Luís Eduardo Magalhães (BA) taking Rodovia BR 242 towards Tocantins, after 20 km turn right taking BA 460 towards Palmas (TO). Go 45 km and in the cloverleaf interchange that gives access to Rodovia BA 459, turn right and go another 27 km. At this point, the sign indicating the entrance of the Farm is visible, whose headquarters is 3 km to the right.
Rodovia BA 459, s/n, Km 131 + 4km on the right. Estrada do Café. Barreiras (BA). Zip Code 47.819-899
Aerial View of Palmares Farm
History, projects and research
Palmares Farm was acquired in 2008 and underwent a process of building restructuring to conform to the standards of SLC Agrícola. The Farm has a team of 257 fixed collaborators. The nearest city that maintains logistical support for the Unit is the city of Luís Eduardo Magalhães (BA). Fazenda Palmares has 3 headquarters in which it maintains accommodation, cafeteria, a maintenance sector and scale, but the Farms managements is located in its headquarters (Palmares II).
In 2017, Palmares Farm inaugurated its Digital Inclusion Space. The objective of this initiative is to democratize access to technology and distance education, taking collaborators into the digital and knowledge age, with the purpose of providing everyone with access to information and communication technologies (ICTs). Farm volunteers also cultivate a vegetable garden that generates income for APAE, supporting 200 students.
Palmares Farm has an area of approximately 136 ha for field tests where the behavior and response of agricultural crops to different crop treatments, nutrition management, pest, disease and weed control are assessed, as well as the continuous assessment in the appearance of new cultivars, varieties, hybrids and biotechnologies available on the market. The most tested crops are soy, corn, cotton and brachiaria.