Agriculture in Northeast Brazil – January 6th, 2009
Although the northeastern region of Brazil is drought-ridden and lacking in well-distributed rainfall, good soil, adequate infrastructure and sufficient development capital, it is one of Brazil’s two main agricultural regions.
In the image, we can see here some crops and farmland near the Atlantic coast in the states of Ceará (west) and Rio do Norte (east).
To the East is the Piranhas River (Rio das Piranhas), which appears bright green in the image. To the West is the Jaguaribe River, a highly seasonal river.
Some greenish algae or phytoplankton is visible along the coastline, as are some browner patches which may be sediments and runoff from the farming.