Paulo Sotero, director of the Brazil Institute, speaks with PRI's The World on former President Fernando Henrique Cardoso's recent award from the Library of Congress
The issues of global climate change, environmental preservation, as well as land use and food security have emerged as dominant themes on the international agenda. Nowhere is the convergence of these issues more apparent than in Brazil—a major food supplier and owner of more than 65 percent of the Amazon rain forest—and, especially, in the state of Mato Grosso. The third largest Brazilian state, Mato Grosso ,borders the southern stretches of the Amazon biome. As Brazil's leading producer of various foodstuffs, the state is at the center of a broader debate about economic development and environmental sustainability. To advance dialogue and promote effective policy that addresses these interlinked issues, the Brazil Institute convened a seminar on December 4, 2008, focused on "Agriculture and Sustainability" with the principal stakeholders.
Three of the Sao Paulo Research Foundation's most prominent contributors talk about the future of Brazil's growing commitment to science and research.
Soy, biofuels, all the other commodities you may have heard linked to Amazon deforestation — they are as nothing compared to beef. There are good reasons why ranching thrives in the Amazon: land is free or cheap in most of it, cattle need minimal care, and they can walk to market.
The Brazil Institute announces the launch of its 2006 Elections Website, dedicated to October's Presidential Elections.
Starting in October 2011, the Brazil Institute established a partnership with the São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) to promote and highlight the expanded cooperation on science and innovation between the United States and Brazil.
American Chamber of Commerce of São Paulo monthly magazine highlights Brazil Institute.