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2012-03-26 02:21:57

MANAUS, Brazil, March 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Former French Prime Minister, Dominique Villepin, underscored today Brazil's leadership role in issues of the environment and sustainability at the 3rd Global Sustainability Forum in Manaus. "You are the country of the possible, and Amazonia can become a model of sustainable development to create economic opportunities," he said. Villepin praised initiatives adopted by Brazil, such as Family Welfare Grants (Bolsa Familia), and the creation of...

Majority Of Deforested Amazon Land Used As Cattle Pasture
2011-09-05 04:10:37

  More than three-fifths of the deforested areas in the Brazilian Amazon Rain forest are being used for grazing cattle, the government has discovered through a new satellite-based survey. The study, which according to Rhett Butler of the website Mongabay.com was conducted by Brazil's National Institute for Space Research (INPE) and Agricultural Research Corporation (Embrapa), revealed that 62% of the 277,000 square miles worth of rain forest that had been cleared is being used as a...

2010-11-29 15:23:00

CANCUN, Mexico, Nov. 29, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The Brazilian Confederation of Agriculture and Livestock (CNA), in partnership with the Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (EMBRAPA), will launch the Biomes Project globally, this December 6th, 2010, at 11:30am, during the 16th United Nations Climate Change Conference - COP-16, in Cancun, Mexico. With this initiative, CNA and EMBRAPA want to propose technical and scientific solutions for the protection and sustainable use of rural...

2010-04-28 00:00:00

BASEL, Switzerland, April 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Agreement to advance solutions to improve crop quality and yield Initial focus on corn, cotton and soybean Reinforces commitment to Brazilian growers both large and small Syngenta announced today that it has entered into a long-term multi-crop partnership with Embrapa, the Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation, to advance solutions for Brazilian growers to improve crop quality and yield. The agreement will initially focus...

2008-10-31 00:00:13

On September 29th, Advantage Industries Inc. was awarded the contract to design and build the LABEX-USA website for the ARS office within USDA. This website will serve as a public portal of information between the scientists of two nations and additionally serve as a repository of key documents in the website's secure back-end infrastructure. LABEX-USA is a 'virtual' laboratory in the United States, hosted by USDA's Agricultural Research Service (ARS) for collaborative work with...