Capacity-building activities in the scope of international technical cooperation are usually held in liaison with the Brazilian Cooperation Agency (ABC/MRE). A model course comprises three basic modules: an introduction to Brazil administered by the Brazilian Ministry of External Relation (MRE); an outlook on Brazilian agriculture offered by the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food Supply (Mapa); and, lastly, a technical module, run by the Embrapa unit responsible for the theme area. There are also other specific courses conducted in cooperation with international cooperation agencies.