Tamanduá Farm is situated in the municipality of Santa Terezinha, near the city of Patos, State of Paraíba in the Northeast of Brazil. In the sertão (backwoods) of Espinharas, the region is located at 7 ° south of the equator and 400 km from the coast and the most eastern point of the South American continent, at an average altitude of 240 meters. Its climate is characteristic of the semi-arid tropical regions, with average annual rainfall of 800 mm. Concentrated in a short period of 2 to 4 months, followed by a long period of drought, which can last from 8 to 12 months. Dry cycles periodically hit this region causing poverty, rural exodus and violence. Global climate change caused a considerable decrease in rainfall in recent years.
As in every 800,000 km2 of northeastern Brazil, the Caatinga is the natural vegetation predominates. The word "caatinga" comes from the Tupi language, formed by the two hunting words (woods, vegetation) and tinga (white). It is a set of trees and bushes formations, xerophilous, woody and deciduous, often thorny. The presence of an imposing rock formation typical the backlands, the "inselberg" named Serrote Tamanduá, gave the name of the Farm. The anteater (Tamandua tetradactyla), medium-sized mammal, formerly common in the region, is today in the process of extinction because of hunting. Since 1977 Tamanduá Farm belongs to Mocó Agricultural Ltda. The word "moco", which led to the company name came from the tree variety of cotton long fiber that was once grown from 1977 to 1984.
Science, Research, Stock Exchanges and Practices, Training for the Semi-Arid Paraíba. Fazenda Tamandua Institute is a OSCIP, Civil Society Organization of Public Interest, which maintains research activities in the experimental fields of Tamanduá Farm and also supports research related to the environment, conducted by various public and private entities. The Institute also takes care of the education and training of employees of Tamanduá Farm and reception of trainees.
Caixa Postal 65
Patos / Paraíba
Phone : +55 83 4062-9770