The Empresa Brasileira de Pesquisa Agropecuária, Embrapa (Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation) is a Brazilian state enterprise founded on 26 April 1973 and specialising in agronomy. It is largely responsible for Brazil’s transformation into a major agricultural power, having in particular adapted the most common varieties (wheat, maize, soya) to the subtropical climate of a large part of Brazil, especially the sertão and the cerrado.
In 2007, EMBRAPA joined the Foundation’s Scientific Advisory Board.
In March 2013, a 5-year Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between EMBRAPA and the Foundation.
This provides a framework for partners to conduct joint actions to foster scientific cooperation. This implies research and training activities in agriculture and sustainable development between France and Brazil with the goal of contributing to knowledge sharing and scientific capacity building.
This scientific cooperation is operationalized through projects submitted jointly by Brazilian and French teams to finance research and mobility for Brazilian and French researchers and students, in particular on questions linked to the development of Mediterranean, tropical and temperate regions with: