Brazil starts research project to develop aquaculture

Brazil starts research project to develop aquaculture

Chamber Articles Category: Agribusiness Post Date: 07/06/18 Source: Datagro By: Datagro
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The largest aquaculture research project ever undertaken in Brazil has been started. BRS Aqua involves 22 research centers, 50 public partners and 11 private companies - numbers that should increase over the course of its duration. It is a milestone in investments in the theme, as a result of the partnership between Embrapa, National Bank for Economic and Social Development (BNDES), National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq) and the current Special Secretariat of Aquaculture and Fisheries, attached to the Presidency of the Republic, (SEAP).

The project is the third largest ever funded by BNDES Funtec - a non-refundable credit facility for applied research, technological development and innovation projects. It will be R $ 45 million financed by the state bank, R $ 6 million from Embrapa and R $ 6 million from the Special Secretariat of Aquaculture and Fisheries, totaling R $ 57 million. The goal, at the end of the four years, is to establish the infrastructure and scientific research needed to meet the needs of the aquaculture market. Read Full Article