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Vitor Afonso Hoeflich

Professor at the Federal University of Paraná

Researcher at Embrapa Forest

(National Forest Research Center

of the Brazilian Agricultural Research

Corporation - EMBRAPA

Brazilian Forest and Forestry:

an overwiev

www.fao.org


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MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE,

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MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE,

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Um Brasil que dá gosto

Creating a really tasteful Brazil.

Embrapa’s Mission

Provide technological solutions for the rural sustainable development, emphasizing the agribusiness, by means of generating, adapting and transferring knowledge and technology for the benefit of the Brazilian society

Source: Embrapa


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MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE,

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MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE,

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Um Brasil que dá gosto

Creating a really tasteful Brazil.

From the very beginning, on April 26, 1973,

Embrapa has generated and recommended

more than nine thousand technologies for Brazilian agriculture, reduced production costs and helped Brazil to increase the offer of food while, at the same time, conserving natural resources and the environment and diminishing external dependence on technologies, basic products and genetic materials

Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation – EMBRAPA


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MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE,

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MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE,

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Um Brasil que dá gosto

Creating a really tasteful Brazil.

Networking through 37 Research Centers,

3 Service Centers and 11 Central Divisions,

Embrapa is present in almost all the states of the Union, each with its own ecological conditions.

There are 8,619 employees in Embrapa, of which 2,221 are researchers (45% with master's degrees and 53% with doctoral degrees).

Embrapa coordinates the National Agricultural Research System, which includes most public and private entities involved in agricultural research in the country.

Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation – EMBRAPA


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MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE,

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MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE,

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Um Brasil que dá gosto

Creating a really tasteful Brazil.

Embrapa maintains projects in International Cooperation

in order to perfect knowledge of technical and scientific activities

or to share knowledge and technology with other countries.

Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation – EMBRAPA


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MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE,

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Um Brasil que dá gosto

Creating a really tasteful Brazil.

Embrapa Headquarters, Brasilia

09 National Thematic Centers

(Soils, Environment, Informatics, biotechnology, etc)

13 National Product Centers

(Soybean, Cattle, Forest, Rice, etc.

15 Agro forestry or Ecorregional Research Centers(States of Amazon Region, Semi-Arid,

Pantanal (Flooded Areas), Cerrados(Savannahs)

03 Special Services (publishing, information of technology, technology transference

15 State Agency of Research Organizations

310 Agricultural Undergraduate Schools

89 Agricultural Graduated Courses

National Agricultural Research System - NARS

8619

employees


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Science (knowledge) TransferChanging Qualifications of Embrapa’s Researchers1974 - 2004

Number

Brazilian Researches

48(2,3%) BSc – 856 (43%) MSc – 1156(56%) PhD –

160(14%) PD – 15 (0,7%) Foreign experts Total 2221(25,8%) of a total of 8800 employees

Source: Embrapa


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Embrapa’s Research Network Model

Commodities

Thematic

Regional


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MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE,

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Um Brasil que dá gosto

Creating a really tasteful Brazil.

Guidelines for actions in the Agribusiness

  • Focus on clusters

  • New institutional partnerships

  • New ways of financing R&D


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MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE,

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MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE,

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Um Brasil que dá gosto

Creating a really tasteful Brazil.

  • Development of technologies that attend to the specifications and demands of internal and external markets

  • Development of more specific and adequate technologies to the Brazilian each of the ecological conditions

Guidelines for actions in the Agribusiness


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Embrapa

International Partnership


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30o N

Trop. Cancer

Equator

Trop. Capricorn

30o S

World areas of similar technological needs

S&T inflow

S&T outflow


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Demand for Cooperation

DEMANDS:

Training

Technical assistance

Consultation

PROCIS


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Modalities of Cooperation

  • Training

  • Technical assistance / consultation

  • Joint projects

  • Germoplasm exchange

  • Provision of equipment to Embrapa

  • Provision of bibliography to countries


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Bilateral CooperationExamples of partners:

  • Africa

    • Portuguese-speaking countries (PALOPs)

    • Nigeria (States of Jigawa and Benue)

  • Asia

    • Japan (JICA/JIRCAS)

    • India (ICAR)

  • Latin America

    • Argentina (INTA)

    • Guyana (MA)

  • North America

    • EUA (USDA-ARS/universities)

  • Europe

    • France (CIRAD/IRD/INRA)

    • Germany (GTZ)

    • United Kingdom (DFID)


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Financing cooperationExamples of partners:

Loans:

  • International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (WB)

  • Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)

    Key technical projects with external funding:

  • JICA, Japan: Technologies for the Cerrados

    Technologies for Eastern Amazon

  • SHIFT, Germany: Options for degraded areas in the Amazon

  • JIRCAS, Japan:Soybean improvement

  • DFID, Inglaterra: Genetic conservation of Amazon forests


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Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research-CGIAR

Multilateral cooperation

Examples of partners:


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Multilateral cooperationExamples of benefits:

  • CGIAR

    • increasing of productivity by genetic improvement, production systems and IPM of beans, rice, maize, wheat, cassava and forages

    • introduction of genetic resources

    • management of forest resources

    • institutional development

    • training


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Multilateral cooperation Examples of partners/benefits:

  • FAO

    • Global Plan of Action on Plant Genetic Resources (Working Group)

    • REDBIO (Latin America)

    • Cession of Experts

    • Special Program for Food Security

      Africa and Latin America (in negotiation)


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MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE,

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Multilateral cooperation Examples of partners/benefits:

  • GFAR - Global Forum for Agricultural Research

    • Participation in Global Meetings and Workshops

    • EGFAR (research funding component)

  • FORAGRO

    • Participation in the Regional Fora

    • Brasília 2002 Meeting (in conjunction with Embrapa´s Science for Life Exposition)

  • IICA

    • Procis

    • Support to research projects


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Multilateral cooperation Examples of partners:

  • PROCITROPICOS - Cooperative Program on Research and Transfer of Technology for the South American Tropics

  • Members

    • Brazil, Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru, Colombia, Suriname, Bolivia, Guyana, plus IICA

  • PROCISUR - Cooperative Program for Technological Development of the Agriculture in the Southern Cone

  • Members

    • Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, Paraguay, Bolivia, plus IICA


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The Labex Initiative

  • LABEX - Embrapa’s Virtual Laboratory Abroad

    - with ARS/USDA, in the USA

    - with Agropolis, France

    • Research without borders

    • Virtual (sharing of physical installations)

    • Tracking scientific progress (antennas)

    • Senior Brazilian scientists and counterparts

    • Joint R&D projects

    • Funds provided by Embrapa


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Future Possibilities

A Natural Tendency

Bilateral

Multilateral

Procis/IICA

Countries

CGIAR

Regions

FAO

Labex- USA

GFAR/FORAGRO

Labex- France

Common Agenda


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  • Thank you !

  • Vitor Afonso Hoeflich


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