The Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (EMBRAPA) is a state-owned research corporation affiliated with the Brazilian Ministry of Agriculture. Since its inception on April 26, 1973, it has been devoted to developing technologies, knowledge and technical-scientific information aimed at Brazilian agriculture, including livestock. Their mission is to “develop research, development and innovation solutions for the sustainability of agriculture, for the benefit of Brazilian society”. EMBRAPA’s organizational structure is composed of 46 centers that can be divided into Research Units or Service Units, and of 17 Central Units that comprise the corporation’s headquarters. Such research centers are distributed throughout the country in nearly all Brazilian states. The corporation currently employs over 9,790 people, of which 2,444 are researchers.

Key figure: Celso Luiz Moretti
Founded: 1973 | Number of employees: 9 790
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