The thirty youths selected for the first YTTP (Young Technical Training Program) group will receive training in Cruz das Almas, Bahia, at the facilities of Embrapa Cassava & Fruits. The training will be focused on the production chain of cassava.
Embrapa, the Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation, was founded on April 26, 1973, and is under the aegis of the Brazilian Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, and Food Supply. Since the foundation, it have taken on the challenge to develop a genuinely Brazilian model of tropical agriculture and livestock to overcome the barriers that limited the production of food, fiber, and fuel in Brazil.
This effort has helped change Brazil. Nowadays, the brazilian agriculture is one of the most efficient and sustainable ones in the planet. The country have incorporated a wide area of formerly degraded Closed lands into their production systems; a region that now accounts for nearly 50% of our grain production. Brazil have quadrupled the beef and pork supply and increased the 22-fold chicken supply. These are some of the achievements that took the country from the condition of basic food importer to one of the world’s largest food producers and exporters.
Image: March 7, 2017, our president, João Bosco Monte, with researchers and directors of Embrapa Cassava & Fruits, in Cruz das Almas, Bahia.