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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. MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE,

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    1. 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

    2. MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE, LIVESTOCK AND FOOD SUPPLY MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE, LIVESTOCK AND FOOD SUPPLY 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

    3. MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE, LIVESTOCK AND FOOD SUPPLY MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE, LIVESTOCK AND FOOD SUPPLY 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

    4. MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE, LIVESTOCK AND FOOD SUPPLY MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE, LIVESTOCK AND FOOD SUPPLY 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

    5. MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE, LIVESTOCK AND FOOD SUPPLY MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE, LIVESTOCK AND FOOD SUPPLY 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

    6. MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE, LIVESTOCK AND FOOD SUPPLY MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE, LIVESTOCK AND FOOD SUPPLY 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

    7. MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE, LIVESTOCK AND FOOD SUPPLY Creating a really tasteful Brazil. 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

    8. MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE, LIVESTOCK AND FOOD SUPPLY Creating a really tasteful Brazil. Embrapa’s Research Network Model Commodities Thematic Regional

    9. MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE, LIVESTOCK AND FOOD SUPPLY MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE, LIVESTOCK AND FOOD SUPPLY 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

    10. MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE, LIVESTOCK AND FOOD SUPPLY MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE, LIVESTOCK AND FOOD SUPPLY 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

    11. MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE, LIVESTOCK AND FOOD SUPPLY Creating a really tasteful Brazil. Embrapa International Partnership

    12. MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE, LIVESTOCK AND FOOD SUPPLY Creating a really tasteful Brazil. 30o N Trop. Cancer Equator Trop. Capricorn 30o S World areas of similar technological needs S&T inflow S&T outflow

    13. MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE, LIVESTOCK AND FOOD SUPPLY Creating a really tasteful Brazil. Demand for Cooperation DEMANDS: Training Technical assistance Consultation PROCIS

    14. MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE, LIVESTOCK AND FOOD SUPPLY Creating a really tasteful Brazil. Modalities of Cooperation • Training • Technical assistance / consultation • Joint projects • Germoplasm exchange • Provision of equipment to Embrapa • Provision of bibliography to countries

    15. MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE, LIVESTOCK AND FOOD SUPPLY Creating a really tasteful Brazil. 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)

    16. MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE, LIVESTOCK AND FOOD SUPPLY Creating a really tasteful Brazil. 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

    17. MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE, LIVESTOCK AND FOOD SUPPLY Creating a really tasteful Brazil. Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research-CGIAR Multilateral cooperation Examples of partners:

    18. MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE, LIVESTOCK AND FOOD SUPPLY Creating a really tasteful Brazil. 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

    19. MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE, LIVESTOCK AND FOOD SUPPLY Creating a really tasteful Brazil. 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)

    20. MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE, LIVESTOCK AND FOOD SUPPLY Creating a really tasteful Brazil. 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

    21. MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE, LIVESTOCK AND FOOD SUPPLY Creating a really tasteful Brazil. 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

    22. MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE, LIVESTOCK AND FOOD SUPPLY Creating a really tasteful Brazil. 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

    23. MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE, LIVESTOCK AND FOOD SUPPLY Creating a really tasteful Brazil. Future Possibilities A Natural Tendency Bilateral Multilateral Procis/IICA Countries CGIAR Regions FAO Labex- USA GFAR/FORAGRO Labex- France Common Agenda

    24. MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE, LIVESTOCK AND FOOD SUPPLY Creating a really tasteful Brazil. • Thank you ! • Vitor Afonso Hoeflich