Empresa Brasileira de Pesquisa Agropecuária
The Empresa Brasileira de Pesquisa Agropecu√°ria (EMBRAPA) (Brazilian Enterprise for Agricultural Research) is a state-owned company affiliated with the Brazilian Ministry of Agriculture
Ministry of Agriculture (Brazil)
The Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply is a federal government department in Brazil.-Agroenergy:...

, which is devoted to pure and applied research
Research can be defined as the scientific search for knowledge, or as any systematic investigation, to establish novel facts, solve new or existing problems, prove new ideas, or develop new theories, usually using a scientific method...

 on agriculture
Agriculture is the cultivation of animals, plants, fungi and other life forms for food, fiber, and other products used to sustain life. Agriculture was the key implement in the rise of sedentary human civilization, whereby farming of domesticated species created food surpluses that nurtured the...

. EMBRAPA conducts agricultural research on many topics including animal agriculture and crops. For example, one National Research Center, The National Goat Research Center (CNPC) is located in Sobral, Ceara (northeastern Brazil) and conducts research on small ruminants, primarily goats and hair sheep.

EMBRAPA scientists have developed an acidic-soil adapted soybean
The soybean or soya bean is a species of legume native to East Asia, widely grown for its edible bean which has numerous uses...

 plant, which may help Brazil
Brazil , officially the Federative Republic of Brazil , is the largest country in South America. It is the world's fifth largest country, both by geographical area and by population with over 192 million people...

to become the world's number one soybean exporter

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