Brazilian research organisation goes Dutch
A Brazilian agricultural and environmental research organisation opened an
office in the Netherlands last week.
Embrapa, the largest research organisation in this field in Latin America,
opened its doors in Wageningen, home-base of the city of the Dutch agricultural
From the office, Embrapa aims to make contacts between her own institutes and
those of Wageningen University and Research Centre, emphasising research and
development of agriculture and environment, mainly nature conservation and
Embrapa chose the city of Wageningen because the university is regarded as a
strong partner having a worldwide reputation.
The Brazilian research organisation, represented in the US and France, will
also open an office in Ghana. Together with Wageningen University, the
organisation hopes to explore cooperation possibilities in Africa.
Embrapa has got 39 research institutes in Brazil. In addition, the
organisation owns dozens of research trial station. They specialised in regions,
products and technologies. This way Embrapa managed to contribute to
productivity increase in Brazilian agriculture.
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