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Thursday, September 29 • 9:30am - 11:00am
(REF 29344) Brazilian R&D contributions for innovation in food systems

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Session title:  Brazilian R&D contributions to innovation in food systems 
Convener: Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation – Embrapa
September 29th, 9:30am-11am (EDT)/10:30-12am (BRT)
Moderator: Daniela Biaggioni Lopes; Researcher, Strategic Planning/Strategy Office; Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (Embrapa). daniela.lopes@embrapa.br; linkedin.com/in/daniela-biaggioni-lopes/

The Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (Embrapa) is an innovation-driven public company that focuses on the generation of knowledge and technology for Brazilian agriculture. Embrapa was established in 1973 by the Brazilian Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food Supply (MAPA) to develop the technological foundation for a tropical model of agriculture and animal farming (www.embrapa.br/en/sobre-a-embrapa). The initiative has been tasked with providing Brazil with food security and a leading position in the international market for food, fiber and energy.
Embrapa is one of the largest public research institutions in the tropical world, with 8,042 employees working in 43 research centers, located in strategic Brazilian areas and in the administrative units, at the headquarters, in Brasília. Embrapa connects a national agricultural research network in partnership with universities and research institutes, private companies, foundations and civil society. It maintains an international network of collaboration with 127 institutions in 47 countries, and an international program for scientific and technical cooperation (Embrapa-Labex). Based on the economic impacts and social gains of a sample of technological solutions, the social profit returned by the Corporation to Brazilian society in 2021 was calculated to be around US$ 16 billion. (www.embrapa.br/en/balanco-social-2021).
The integrated perspective of the SDGs is guiding Embrapa´s effort of internalization of the 2030 Agenda, considering the centrality of agriculture, food security and the impacts of climate change. Embrapa generates knowledge, technologies and policy advisory that contribute to the productive inclusion of farmers, to the conservation of biodiversity, rational use of biotic and abiotic resources, as well as the resilience of communities and biomes in face of climate change. Thus, the challenges and opportunities built in the 2030 Agenda speak directly to Embrapa´s mission. In 2021, 156 technologies were aligned with 131 SDGs targets, contributing to the achievement of the 2030 Agenda. Embrapa received, in June 2022, the FAO Champion Award, the UN agency’s highest corporate award, that recognizes significant and outstanding contributions towards advancing FAO’s overall goals, including the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030.
This session is designed for sharing and discussing information on scientific advances and technological innovation for sustainable food systems, using the 2030 Agenda framework. All four speakers are Embrapa´s researchers.
Internalization of the 2030 Agenda in Embrapa (Daniela Biaggioni Lopes, moderator): Embrapa´s network for the SDGs (Rede ODS Embrapa) structure, goals and results will be presented as an institutional innovation.
Speaker 1 – Vinicius Benites: Innovation for optimal use of nutrients in brazilian agriculture. Technological advances to ensure suficient food through optimal use of nutrients (alternative fertilizers, use of residues, biofertilizers, biotechnology) will be presented (SDGs 2, 8, 12)
Speaker 2 - Alineaurea Silva: Social innovation and sustainable agriculture. Examples of research methodology that promotes food security in a sustainable and inclusive way will be discussed. In this aspect, the consolidation of collaborative networks takes on a proeminent role in applied and dynamic research that recognizes local potential to address food security, generating solutions to different geoenvironments, anchored in active and strengthened partnerships. (SDGs 1, 2, 5, 6, 15)
Speaker 3 - Fabíola Fogaça : Innovation for food. Examples of research that focus on food safety, health, adding value to food, new products from non-animal sources and good practices to reduce losses and waste (SDGs 2, 3, 12).

Question and Answers (15 min)

avatar for Daniela Biaggioni Lopes

Daniela Biaggioni Lopes

Researcher, Embrapa
Research Scientist, Strategic Planning/Strategy Office; Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (Embrapa).Ph.D in Plant Pathology, I have been in Embrapa since 2001, with experiences in R&D Management, Strategic Intelligence, Strategic Planning, public policies and 2030 Agend... Read More →

avatar for Fabíola Fogaça

Fabíola Fogaça

Researcher, Embrapa
I am a researcher at Embrapa Food Technology. I work with seafood production and safety.  Also with bioaccessibility of contaminants and nutrients as protein and fat. My projects are aligned with Goals 14, 2 and 12. My interest in participating in sumit is to integrate local actions... Read More →
avatar for Alineaurea Florentino Silva

Alineaurea Florentino Silva

Scientifc Researcher, Embrapa
Embrapa Scientific Researcher | Doctoral in Development and Environment | Specialist in sustainable agriculture, management of natural resources and technologies, participatory research methods and family agroecological production systems | Agenda 2030 | FAO 2022 Champion Award
avatar for Vinicius de Melo Benites

Vinicius de Melo Benites

Researcher, Embrapa
I am agronomist from the Federal University of Viçosa (1994), a master's degree and a doctorate in soil and plant nutrition from the same university (1997 and 2001) and a postdoctoral degree from CSIRO Land and Water, Australia. I have worked as researcher at Embrapa Soils since... Read More →

avatar for Valeria Hammes

Valeria Hammes

Research, Embrapa
Coordinator of the Sustainable Development Goals Network of Embrapa | Doctoral and Post-doctoral in Environmental Education | Embrapa Researcher | Specialist in Sustainability, Macroeducation, Agenda 2030 and Participatory Leadership | FAO 2022 Champion Award

Thursday September 29, 2022 9:30am - 11:00am EDT