The president of the Brazilian Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq), Dr. Carlos Aragão, announced that agrarian sciences top the ranking of scientific publications in Brazil. The ranking is based on the number of articles published in indexed scientific journals worldwide.
Dr. Aragão spoke during the meeting of the Brazilian Society for the Advancement of Science – SBPC, in the Northeastern city of Natal (RN). Agrarian sciences is a field of innovation where one can say that Brazilians are making a difference, as the numbers and the announcement imply.
In fact, Thomson Reuters published in 2009 a Global Research Report showing that Brazil’s scientific output has “doubled in ten years to 2007, part of a long-term trend of growth that far exceeds established G7 economies.” Relative to the rest of the world, “Brazil has exceptional capacity in biology-based disciplines and research related to natural resources”, says the Report titled “Brazil – research and collaboration in the new geography of science”, which can be found here.
Click the image below to see a related chart published by the Newspaper Folha de São Paulo (in Portuguese), titled “Thermometer of Productivity“.