Commission on Science and Technology for Sustainable Development in the South (COMSATS)

Embrapa Agrobiologia, Brazil

Embrapa Agrobiologia, Brazil


The Embrapa Agrobiologia is striving to provide solutions for research, development and innovation for sustainability of agriculture benefitting the Brazilian population. It, currently, has 154 employees that include 43 researchers, 44 analysts, 28 technicians, and 39 assistants.

Focus Areas:

The focused research areas of the Centre include: Agroecology and Organic Production; Use of Organic Waste; Diversification of Production Systems; Biological Inputs; Grain Production Systems; Energy Crops; Pastures; Recovery of Degraded Areas; and Sustainability Indicators. Embrapa Agrobiologia comprises 47 research units in its network. The Centre is currently leading 27 projects financed by Embrapa and other development agencies.


Embrapa Agrobiologia has 19 laboratories for conducting research on Nitrogen and Isotopes; Gas Chromatography for GHGs; Organic Agriculture; Soil Organic Matter; Enzymes; Biological Control; Soil Fauna; BNF Leguminous Trees; Collection of Cultures; Microbial Ecology; Soil and Plant Analyses; Eletronic and Optical Microscopy; Micorrizas; BNF Grasses; Genetics/Biochemistry; Genome; Molecular Techniques – Multi-user; Inoculant Development; and Inoculant Production.


Embrapa Agrobiologia has expertise in the following fields: Functional Genomic Analysis; Inoculant for Sugarcane; Land Reclamation; Measuring Nitrous Oxide Emission Rate from Agriculture; Measuring the Impact of Cattle in the Nitrous Oxide Emissions; Technology of Biomass Elephant Grass as a Renewable Energy Source; Cutting and Drying in field; and Organic Farming.

Looking for:

Embrapa Agrobiologia is looking for research collaborations in Agroecology and Organic Production; Use of Organic Waste; Energy Crops; Recovery of Degraded Areas, etc.


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