In the northern Brazilian state of Minas Gerais, 35 km north from Montes Claros, is the Fazenda Mandacarú. The Fazenda lies in the small farm town Pau d'Oleo and measures 250 ha. (600 acres). Since 2003 Luiz Carlos Afonso has restructured part of the terrain to its natural origin. He established a farm, an infrastructure for planting projects and guest facilities.