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Embrapa and CNA launches project to preserve biomass

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Investment of $ 20 million will support research on food production and recovery of environment.

BRASILIA – The Confederation of Agriculture and Livestock of Brazil (CNA) and the Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (Embrapa) launched on Wednesday, 24, Biomass Project, which aims to ensure the country’s leadership in food production with increase in the preservation the environment.

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Over the next nine years will be invested R $ 20 million, including special studies for all Brazilian biomass: Amazon, Caatinga, Cerrado, Atlantic Forest, Pampa, and Pantanal.

The president of CNA, Kátia Abreu, said that environmental conservation will be essential for the Brazilian agribusiness conquer new markets. For this to occur, the research will be focused on practical solutions to enable the farmer to recover fragile areas of their properties and generate income. “There is preserved in the field without the protagonist, who is the producer.”

She said the future must be created “a seal of healthy food in Brazil.” “Our struggle is to get around the world join the Brazilian food to a healthy food, with a production grounded in scientific techniques and environmentally sustainable.”

In all, about 240 researchers at Embrapa and partner universities will participate in developing models for sustainable occupation. “This project will help to correct past mistakes,” said the president of the ANC.

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