Bandeira do Brasil

Bandeira do Brasil

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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