We are a technological innovation enterprise focused on generating knowledge and technology for Brazilian agriculture

The Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (Embrapa) was founded on April 26, 1973, and is under the aegis of the Brazilian Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, and Food Supply.

Since our foundation, and with our partners from the National Agricultural Research System, we have taken on the challenge  to develop a genuinely Brazilian model of tropical agriculture and livestock to overcome the barriers that limited the production of food, fiber, and fuel in our country.


This effort has helped to change Brazil. Nowadays, our agriculture is one of the most efficient and sustainable ones in the planet. We have incorporated a wide area of formerly degraded Cerrado lands into our production systems; a region that now accounts for nearly 50% of our grain production. We have quadrupled the beef and pork supply and increased the chicken supply 22-fold. These are some of the achievements that took the country from the condition of basic food importer to one of the world's largest food producers and exporters.

 

 

Figures

17
Central Units located in Brasília
46
Decentralized Units
in all regions of Brazil
4
Virtual Laboratories Abroad (Labex), in the USA, Europe, China and South Korea
3
International Offices
in Latin America and Africa

9396 employees

2467
Researchers
2546
Analysts
1715
Technicians
2980
Assistants
 
Annual budget (2015)
R$ 3 billion

Core activities

With a focus on innovation, we work with an extensive agenda of strategic issues, anticipating scenarios and solutions for agriculture. The diversity of Brazilian agriculture is reflected in our performance. Business and family farming; the frontier of knowledge and the preservation of ancestral practices of traditional Brazilian communities are among those activities. Learn more about our research. Read more

Generating knowledge jointly with the various segments of the industry. We invest in this sector to promote sustainability in Brazilian agriculture with due respect to the country's environmental, ethnic and cultural diversity. Read more about Technology Transfer. Read more 

Since the beginning of our history, we have sought cooperation with major research centers around the world. We continue to invest in scientific cooperation as a way to face agriculture's major challenges in the coming years. Today we are a world reference in tropical agriculture and support the Brazilian Government in actions to promote the development of the sector in emerging countries. Read more about our international operations. Read more

 

Our goal is to continue to contribute to the advancement of the agricultural sector in the coming years. For that purpose, it is essential to anticipate and map future scenarios, since complexity will be the trait of the future. Read more