Bandeira do Brasil

Bandeira do Brasil

Sunday, May 25, 2014


Carimbó is a tall African drum made of a hollow trunk of wood, thinned by fire, and covered with a deerskin. It is about 1m tall and 30cm wide. It is also the name of a Brazilian dance common in the northern part of Brazil, originally from the Brazilian region of Pará,  Marajó island and the capital city of Belém dating back from the time that Brazil was still a Portuguese colony.

Carimbó is a loose and very sensual dance which involves only side to side movements and many spins and hip movement by the female dancer, who typically wears a rounded skirt. The music is mainly based on the beat of Carimbó drums. In this dance, a woman throws her handkerchief on the floor and her male partner attempts to retrieve it by using solely his mouth.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014


EMBRAPA, a company of technological innovation linked to the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food Supply, focuses on generating knowledge and technology to Brazilian agriculture. Since its foundation on April 26, 1973 , it has been developing a model of genuine Brazilian tropical agriculture and livestock. Today it is a global benchmark in agriculture in the tropical climate and supports the Brazilian Government on actions to promote sector development in emerging countries This way, the barriers that limited the production of food, fiber and energy in Brazil have been overcome.

This effort helped change Brazil in innovative genetics biotechnology, agriculture R&D, and technology transference among others.  Nowadays, our agriculture is one of the most efficient and sustainable in the planet. We incorporated a wide area of degraded cerrado lands to productive systems; a region that now accounts for nearly 50% of our grain production. We quadruplicated the supply of beef and pork and expanded 22 times the chicken supply. These are some of the achievements that took the country from a condition of basic food importer to one of the largest food producer and exporter.

Territorial coverage

15 Centrail Units: located in Brasilia
47 Decentralized Units scattered: in all regions of Brazil
4 Virtual Labs Abroad (LABEX): in the USA, Europe, China and South Korea
3 International Offices: in Latin America and Africa


Total of 9,790 employees
2,444 researchers
2,503 analysts
1,780 technician
3,063 assistants


R$ 2.3 billion in 2013


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