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Access to Information

The basic right of access to information is quoted in several international conventions as a principle which favors the exercise of citizenship, encouraging society to participate in the public management, as well as to guide the public Manager with regard to responsible administration of assets under its custody. The Constitution of 1988, called Citizen Constitution, guarantees in its article 5, XXXIII the basic right of access to information.

The access to Information Act (No. 12.527/2011) reinforces and consolidates the country's commitment to transparency of public acts of direct and indirect administration, to establish that public agencies and entities must ensure a transparent process of information management, ensuring wide access and disclosure; availability, authenticity and integrity; protection of sensitive information and personal information - to protect the privacy of individual and public interests - and, eventually, restriction of access to information, in cases where the advertising of such information can put in risk the security of society or State.

Embrapa, by declaring its mission, incorporates these principles to show the company commitment for developing research and innovation and to adopt practices in developing institutional level of excellence in communication and technology transfer is designed for the benefit of Brazilian society.