Brazilian agricultural research is a strong ally of the Planet to achieve the Agenda 2030 goals established by the United Nations in 2015. By generating knowledge and technological assets for the sustainability of Brazilian agriculture, Embrapa is directly or indirectly bound to all 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were established by the United Nations Organization (UN) in 2015 and compose a world agenda for the elaboration and implementation of public policy aimed at guiding humankind to 2030.

The agenda comprises an international action plan to achieve the 17 SDGs, unfolded in 169 targets, that address several themes that are fundamental for human development, in five perspectives: people, planet, prosperity, partnership and peace. 

Here you will understand how our work is linked to each of the 17 SDGs below. You will also find that food production combined with the generation of sustainable innovation in the field contributes to improving quality of life, reducing the price of staple foods, and exporting Brazilian products, which moves the economy and brings resources to the country.

Embrapa and the SDGs

The Brazilian commitment to the SDGs was defined by Decree number 8,892/2016, which instituted the National Commission for the Sustainable Development Goals and established that public institutions must make the link between the 2016-2019 Pluriannual Plan (PPA) targets and SDG targets and indicators. All inititiatives will be audited by the Federal Court of Accounts (TCU) based on the national indicators established.

The alignment strategy and oversight of Embrapa's activities regarding SDGs are coordinated by the Secretariat of Intelligence and Macrostrategy (SIM), with the participation of several Central Units. As food and agriculture are related to practically all SDGs, Embrapa made a comprehensive assessment of all its agricultural research and innovation agenda, mapping interfaces and synergies with the SDGs and its targets.  The work started by mapping how Axes of Impact and the 12 Strategic Objectives expressed in Embrapa's VI Master Plan relate to the 17 SDGs. 

Showing Embrapa's alignment with the international commitment to the SDGs is a means for accountability and demonstrates how the corporation can help eradicate all kinds of poverty in Brazil, contributing with alternatives that could also be adopted in several parts of the world.

The VI Embrapa Master Plan's five axes of impact, as shown on the side, have a clear alignment with all SDGs. The axes of impact mention the main changes Embrapa hopes to cause in agriculture and in Brazilian society with the implementation of its Master Plan in the 2014-2034 period.

The 12 Strategic Objectives established in the VI Embrapa Master Plan - PDE, which embody the bearings for desired changes, are in line with Agenda 2030, as represented in the figure.

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Embrapa and the Sustainable Development Goals

On the show, the Embrapa researcher Daniela Lopes talks about the relationship between agricultural research with the 17 Sustainable Development Goals established by the UN in 2015.

Embrapa's Strategic Goals and the Sustainable Development Goals

Strategic Goal 1

Strategic Goal 1

Develop knowledge and technologies for the sustainable management and use of Brazilian biomes

  • In line with SDGs:1,2,3,6,12,14,15 
Strategic Goal 2

Strategic Goal 2

Develop knowledge, technologies and solutions to broaden resilience and plasticity in native ecosystems and agricultural production systems, as well as enhancing agriculture's capacity to adapt to climate change.

  • In line with SDGs:1,2,13
Strategic Goal 3

Strategic Goal 3

Expand the knowledge base and the generation of assets that accelerate the development and the incorporation of advanced solutions based on science and on emerging technologies to agrifood and agroindustrial systems.

  • In line with SDGs: 2,3,7,8,9,12
Strategic Goal 4

Strategic Goal 4

Develop, adapt and disseminate knowledge and technologies on automation, precision agriculture and information and communication technologies to enhance the sustainability of production systems and add value to agricultural products and processes..

  • In line with SDGs: 1,2,5,8,9
Strategic Goal 5

Strategic Goal 5

Promote and strengthen RD&I for biosafety and plant health defense in
Brazilian agriculture, forestry and aquaculture.

In line with SDGs: 2,13,15

Strategic Goal 6

Strategic Goal 6

Develop innovative production systems capable of increasing agricultural, forest and aquacultural productivity, with sustainability.

  • In line with SDGs: 1,2,6,13,14,15
Strategic Goal 7

Strategic Goal 7

Promote the progress of knowledge and technological solutions with a focus on broadening the contributions of agricultural research to the integration between food, 
nutrition and health

  • In line with SDGs: 1,2,3,12
Strategic Goal 8

Strategic Goal 8

Generate agricultural innovation assets based on the use of biocomponents, substances and technological routes that contribute to the development of new bioindustries focused on renewable energy, green chemistry and new materials.

  • In line with SDGs: 3,7,9,12
Strategic Goal 9

Strategic Goal 9

Support the improvement and formulation of strategies and public policy, based on analyses and studies that meet market and rural development needs.

  • In line with SDGs: 1,2,8,9,13,14,15
Strategic Goal 10

Strategic Goal 10

Generate knowledge and technologies and propose locally adapted strategies that contribute to the productive inclusion of family farming.

  • In line with SDGs: 1,2,14,15
Strategic Goal 11

Strategic Goal 11

Generate knowledge and technologies that promote managerial innovations to deal with agriculture's increasing complexity and multifunctionality with efficiency, efficacy 
and effectiveness.

  • In line with SDGs: 2,5,6, 8, 12, 15
Strategic Goal 12

Strategic Goal 12

Develop and disseminate information products and communication strategies that contribute to adding value to agricultural research and broadening the Brazilian society's support to agriculture.

  • In line with SDGs: 2,4, 5, 6, 12, 13