Brazil Opens Agricultural Research Center in Panama

Embrapa, the Brazilian Agricultural Research company plans to use Panama as a base to support projects in Central America and the Caribbean.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010


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The organization is one of the world leaders in tropical agriculture and was responsible for the development of the South American giant's bio-fuel industry.

"Embrapa's Panamanian office will channel support from Brazil into projects developing the region's skills and food security," reports Prensa.com.

According to Embrapa the new operation will have three aims: to carry out research, to develop innovative products and to transfer knowledge and technology to Central American and Caribbean countries.

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