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The Agricultural Sector in the Era of Bioeconomy

Date & Time

May. 17, 2018
10:00am – 1:00pm

Location

5th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center
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The Agricultural Sector in the Era of Bioeconomy

The idea of bioeconomy—the section of the economy based on renewable biological resources, from agriculture to pharmaceuticals and biotech—has gained the interest of policymakers and the private sector alike in recent years. A strong, innovative and sustainable bioeconomy is increasingly seen as an indispensable part of the solution to many global challenges, from food security to climate change.

Brazil, as one of the leading global agricultural producers and exporters, will play a significant role in building this new bioeconomy era. Led by Embrapa, the Ministry of Agriculture’s research arm, Brazilian scientists and policymakers are already engaged in cutting-edge research involving microbes, genetic engineering, and biomolecules: new technologies based in biology that have the potential to enhance agricultural productivity and the quality of food, while improving environmental sustainability.

Join us on May 17th for a discussion of the future challenges and opportunities for agricultural value chains in a bioeconomy era with leading experts.


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Brazil Institute

Since its founding in 2006, the Brazil Institute has served as a highly respected and credible source of research and debate on key issues of bilateral concern between Brazil and the United States. The primary role of the Brazil Institute—the only country-specific policy institution focused on Brazil in Washington—is to foster understanding of Brazil’s complex reality and to support more consequential relations between Brazilian and U.S. institutions in the public and private sectors, as well as in academia and between citizens.  Read more

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