Empresa Brasileira de Pesquisa Agropecuaria- Embrapa (Brazil)
The Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (Embrapa) was founded in 1973 under the aegis of the Brazilian Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, and Food Supply. Since its foundation, Embrapa developed a genuinely Brazilian model of tropical agriculture and livestock to overcome the barriers that limited the production of food, fiber, and fuel in Brazil.
Embrapa helped Brazil to quadruple the beef and pork supply and increased the chicken supply 22-fold and is looking forward to do the same with the aquaculture sector. Among the 42 Embrapa units spread over Brazil, several research groups are tackling the aquaculture issues over the country. These include Embrapa Fisheries and Aquaculture in Palmas (Tocantins), Embrapa Western Amazon in Manaus (Amazonas), Embrapa Mid-North in Teresina (Piauí), Embrapa Coastal Tablelands in Aracaju (Sergipe), among others which support R&D projects on this theme.