ICRAF signs cooperation agreement with Embrapa

September 23, 2014 |

In Brazil, cooperation agreement signed between the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) and the Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (Embrapa) in Brasilia builds on a longstanding relationship between the two institutions. Ravi Prabhu, ICRAF deputy director general for research, said Embrapa’s agricultural research is internationally renowned, and “this MoU opens up great possibilities for collaboration between ICRAF and Embrapa, not just within Brazil but in other areas of mutual interest, such as Central America, the Caribbean and sub-Saharan Africa, regions where both institutions already have active programs.”

A specific effort underway is a four-year Programme for the Development of Alternative Biofuel Crops,  which is being implemented by ICRAF with partners in South Asia, Latin America and Africa, including Embrapa. It is funded by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD).


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