Welcome to Mato Grosso do Sul
In the late 19th century, many migrants from southeastern Brazil arrived in the area, so Mato Grosso do Sul has a greater number of smaller farms and much more intensive agriculture compared to the large ranches in the north. All this is thanks to the rich red earth, known as terra roxa, which has generated wealth and a modern agricultural sector. The main crop is soy, but there’s also corn, rice, cotton and cattle. The region also encompasses two-thirds of the Pantanal and the Serra da Bocaina, two wonderful natural areas.