Portfolios are managerial support tools for the organization of projects into strategic themes. Their mission is to direct the production of research, development and innovation (RD&I) solutions towards national demands and their interfaces with regional demands. For that purpose, they consider megatrends in Brazilian agriculture as well as forces modelling the future. Such tools have the aim of ensuring the continuous improvement of the research programming, reducing redundancies, maximizing the use of public funds and better coordinating efforts and skillsets.
The portfolios are organized according to a thematic vision that originates both from a corporate standpoint (top-down) - with the purpose of finding solutions for national, institutional and government demands - and from Embrapa's Decentralized Units (bottom up) - with the aim of producing solutions for regional, biomes' or production chains' demands. Their RD&I priorities are organized as innovation challenges. The innovation challenges describe opportunities and demands from production chains in a way that is connected to Embrapa's strategic goals, within the scope of each portfolio theme.
With the aim of improving the planning of the research program, and monitor and reduce redundancies, in 2018 SPD promoted the reorganization of the corporation's RD&I project portfolios, with the purpose of strengthening them as planning and monitoring tools, connecting the RD&I program to corporate strategies and meeting societal expectations.
It created 33 new portfolios that aim to develop the connection between RD&I projects of PD&I and the corporation's impact targets and strategic objectives, as well as the megatrend challenges pointed in the Document Vision: 2030, through innovation challenges.
The portfolio aims at optimizing and rationalizing water use, and increase its efficiency and productivity.
The portfolio's goal is to inform public policy that aims at the production and consumption of safe and nutritional foods, to benefit health and generate jobs and income.
This is a portfolio that works towards the development of sustainable production chains in the Amazon region, based on the use of local natural resources, land use planning and environmental management to stimulate agribusiness and family-based production in that region.
The portfolio's purpose is to generate knowledge and technologies that lead to solutions for the rational use of natural resources and help the elaboration of public policy, in order to strengthen and ensure the social, environmental and economic sustainability of Brazilian aquaculture.
The present portfolio studies on automation, precision agriculture, and information and communication technologies to enhance the sustainability of production systems and add value to agricultural products and processes.
The ideia is to boost the cocoa production sector through four large areas of research - genetic resources, breeding, management, and disease control.
The Cocoa portfolio is the result of the joint efforts between Embrapa and the Cocoa Crop Plan Executive Commission (Ceplac) to strenthen RD&I action on the production chain in Brazil.
The portfolio's priority focus is to generate knowledge to make sustainable technological solutions for the competitiveness of the Brazilian coffee agribusiness possible.
The portfolio conducts, promotes and monitors the obtainment of impacting results for Brazilian society. The innovation challenges are related to bovines; goats and sheep; poultry and swines; and security and quality of meat as food.
The portfolio works to improve production conditions and quality of life in areas of water scarcity through innovative solutions. Priority focus on the Brazilian Semiarid region.
A portfolio that aims at the improvement and sustainable expansion of fiber production for textile use and of biomass for bioenergy and food purposes.
The portfolio focuses on technological innovation for tropical fruits in order to develop fruit quality, inform public policy and meet the demands of the production sector.
The portfolio integrates multidisciplinary teams to inform public policy and corporate strategies in light of changes in Brazilian agriculture.
The portfolio deals with the conservation of plant, animal and microorganism genetic resources, which provide genetic variability to Embrapa's and the National Agricultural Research System's (SNPA) research, development and innovation activities.
It aims at significantly reducing production losses and the global costs of managing biotic stresses in Brazilian agriculture, ensuring an increment in the biological services of agroecosystems and safe food production
The portfolio contributes to preserve the health of farmers and consumers through the rational use of the natural and socioeconomic resources available, in order to enhance the economic and ecological sustainability of agriculture.
The portfolio prospects for demands/problems regarding soils and generates solutions to enhance the competitiveness and sustainability of Brazilian agriculture.