Research

In this page readers will find information about research projects, agreements, R&D events and prospecting, and other activities developed through Labex Korea partnerships in Asia.

Click here to open a file with a synthesis of projects and activities in the period October 2009 to August 2010.  Click the links below to open, to read or to download the indicated files.  For more information, please contact labex.korea@embrapa.br.

The Labex Korea Research Project “Comparative analysis of Korean and Brazilian regulations affecting access, exchange and use of biological resources for food, agriculture and bioindustry“.

The goal of this ongoing research project  is to develop an information and decision support process to facilitate the exchange and use of biological resources between Brazil and Korea in the context of food, agriculture and bioindustry research and development. A Web link was created and is accessible to all project members. Contact labex.korea@embrapa.br, for more information about this project.

Studies and Analysis.Brazil and Korea on Green Growth – Elements for a cooperation agenda based on science, technology and innovation“, By Ambassador Edmundo Sussumu Fujita, Mauricio Antonio Lopes and Daniel Fink.

This study, developed in partnership with the Brazilian Embassy in Seoul, is still evolving and will support dialogue towards the development of a Brazil-South Korea synergistic partnership for the promotion of sustainable development and “green growth”.  It has been presented at the “International Conference for Environmental Cooperation and Green Growth between Korea, Latin America and the Caribbean” held in July 2010 in Seoul.  For more information, please contact labex.korea@embrapa.br

Technical Cooperation Project – Exchange of Plant Genetic Resources

This Project of Technical Cooperation (TCP) is centered in exchange of plant genetic resources and sharing of information of interest to both parties. The objective of it are: a) Promotion of cooperation between RDA and Embrapa in the area of genetic resources and related technologies, on the basis of national and/or international norms and regulations; b) Promotion of exchange of plant genetic resources and sharing of information of interest to both parties; c) Creation of a stable channel for exchanges of experts and dialogues between scientists for further cooperation. For more information, please contact labex.korea@embrapa.br.

 Technical Cooperation Project – Development and/or validation of Cryopreservation protocols

This Project of Technical Cooperation (TCP) is centered in exchange of plant genetic resources and sharing of information of interest to both parties. The main objective of this project are the training of Brazilian Scientists on Cryopreservation techniques and the establishment of collaboration on the theme between RDA and Embrapa.  The major expected impact (outcome) of this project is the establishment of partnerships in the theme of cryopreservation to help implement long term conservation of genetic resources of target species and also encourage the active engagement of researchers of both RDA and Embrapa in networking and collaboration to help safeguard genetic resources and ensure their availability for future generations. For more information, please contact labex.korea@embrapa.br.

 Technical Cooperation Project –Breeding, Large Scale Cultivation and Use of Sweet Sorghum for Bioenergy

This Technical Cooperation Project (TCP) is centered in the promotion of cooperation between RDA and Embrapa in the area of sweet sorghum generated bioenergy and related technologies, on the basis of national and/or international norms and regulations; establishment of ethanol production technology for the first and second generation bioethanol using sweet sorghum; promotion of exchange and characterization of sweet sorghum germplasm and sharing information of interest to both parties; creation of a stable channel for exchange of experts and increased dialogues between scientists for further cooperation. It will be conducted in form of two Work Plans, one concentrating activities on exchange and agronomic characterization of genetic resources and the second in chemical and biological evaluation of sweet sorghum bagasse for first and second generation ethanol production. Both work plans have a strong focus on scientists exchange and collaboration and contemplate technical visits of RDA staff to ethanol production industry in Brazil.  For more information, please contact labex.korea@embrapa.br.

Cooperation in Aromatic and Medicinal Plants and Phytochemistry

Embrapa has taken part in the World Oriental Medicine-Bio Expo in Jecheon, South Korea, from 16 September to 16 October, 2010, presenting its research and development activities and discussing potential Brasil-Korea collaboration in studies of medicinal and aromatic plants and phytochemistry.  For more information, please click here or contact labex.korea@embrapa.br.