Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) acts as a neutral forum where all developed countries and developing countries equal negotiate agreements, debate policy and drive strategic initiatives. FAO leads international efforts to eradicate hunger and food insecurity and, since its foundation, has given special attention to the development of rural areas, where 70% of low-income populations suffers from hunger. Is also a source of knowledge and information, helping countries to improve and modernize their agriculture, forestry and fishing activities to ensure good nutrition for all and sustainable agriculture and rural development. (http://www.fao.org.br)

 

Itaipu Binacional

With 14,000 megawatts of installed potency and annual production of 98 million megawatt/hour (2012), Itaipu Binacional is the largest hydroelectric power generation in the world, accounting for 17% of Brazil's electricity supply and by 73% supply of Paraguay. The range of the plant, however, extends far beyond energy production. Itaipu's mission is generate quality eletric energy with a series of actions aimed for sustainable development of the region, in areas such as tourism, environmental responsibility and new technologies. Among its activities focused on sustainable development, stands out: (http://www.itaipu.gov.br)

 

Cultivando Água Boa

Cultivando Água Boa is a set of 20 programs and 65 actions towards sustainability, developed by Itaipu and more than 2.000 partners in the Paraná River Basin 3, ranging from neighborhood associations and farmer cooperatives, the organs of state and federal governments, and municipalities. These programs cover several fronts, such as environmental education, protection of biodiversity, promotion of organic agriculture and agroecology, cultivation of medicinal plants, rural tourism and encouragement of selective collection and recycling, social inclusion initiatives, among others. (http://www.cultivandoaguaboa.com.br) 

 

International Centre for Renewables Energies - Biogas (CIBiogás)

The International Centre for Renewable Energy - Biogas (CIBiogás), formed by 17 institutions that ender biogas as an energetic product, articulating public and private enterprises to jointly develop and disseminate technological, economic, environmental and social solutions for sustainable viability of the biogas chain. The center has its core installed in the Itaipu Technological Park (PTI) and houses the offices of business and technical viability of projects and biogas lab, plus 11 national and 1 international Demonstration Units to prove biogas viability in real scale. (http://www.cibiogas.org)

 

Paraná Government - Secretary of State for Agriculture and Food Supply (SEAB)

The SEAB belongs to the first hierarchical level of Paraná State Government, aiming at the technical guidance specializes in the planning, organization, control and execution of the activities of the agricultural sectors and the supply state.

To this end, efforts are directed towards achieving the following objectives:

  • formulating the state agricultural policy, including the processes of production, processing and marketing with the strengthening of public and private partnerships;

  • promote sustainable rural development in line with the appropriate use of natural resources and economic and social fitness, regionally, seeking to improve the quality of life of rural food producers and security of the population;

  • create, coordinate, standardize and coordinate plans, programs and projects necessary for the achievement of these goals.

AREAS OF SEAB

With this structure, the SEAB coordinates and implements programs to improve the quality of life of rural populations, especially in poorer regions, as well as proper management of natural resources. With its related companies provides technical assistance and rural extension (http://www.emater.pr.gov.br); develops agricultural (http://www.iapar.br); research; establishing norms, standards and procedures for the health of Paraná agricultural production (http://www.adapar.pr.gov.br); guides actions for the expansion of agroecology (http://www.cpra.pr.gov.br); operates in fueling, storage and grading of agricultural (http://www.codapar.pr.gov.br); production; performs the supply-side policies (http://www.ceasa.pr.gov.br) and promotes the development of the productive forest sector; aimed at the development of sustainable agricultural models. (http://www.agricultura.pr.gov.br)

 

Paraná Institute of Technical Assistance and Rural Extension (Emater)

The Paraná Institute of Technical Assistance and Rural Extension (Emater), created by state law, is linked to the Secretary of State for Agriculture and Food Supply with the role of running the official rural extension service of the State authority. Emater has the basic functions to accomplish its mission: ( i ) operate public policies that contribute to improving the rural environment and quality of life of rural families of Paraná (Brazil); ( ii ) guide the farmers and their organizations in the development of production so that they are sustainable and generate sufficient to impart competitiveness to businesses that sustain rural income properties and systems enable rural families say life and quality; and ( iii ) articulate and coordinate the construction and implementation of the State Plan of Technical Assistance and Rural Extension, with other organizations, aimed at organizing servicesto increase coverage and improve their quality (http://www.emater.pr.gov.br/) 

 

Itaipu Technological Park

Itaipu Technological Park (PTI) is a place where creation and dissemination of knowledge are the standouts. Established in 2003 by Itaipu Binacional – world's largest hydroelectric generation plant in energy generation - the PTI's position as a science and technology hub in Brazil and Paraguay is consolidated. Housed in the old quarters of the workers who built Itaipu Dam, the park has an area of 116 hectares, which will be expanded by another 40 hectares. In this environment, the PTI undertakes actions on two fronts: Regional Development and Return to Itaipu. In the first, the PTI coordinates actions targeted at the areas of Education, Science & Technology and Entrepreneurship. (http://www.pti.org.br)

 

Hydroinformatics International Center

The Hydroinformatics International Center (CIH) is a binational center, a partnership between Itaipu Binacional and the International Hydrological Programme (IHP) of UNESCO, constituting as a Category II Centre for UNESCO. The CIH works on the development of technological solutions in water and energy issues, in order to foster progress and innovation in regional, national and international. (http://www.hidroinformatica.org)