Department of Animal Science 

UC Davis - The University of California, Davis

Roberto D. Sainz



The Empresa Brasileira de Pesquisa Agropecuária (EMBRAPA) (Brazilian Enterprise for Agricultural Research) is a state-owned company affiliated with the Brazilian Ministry of Agriculture, which is devoted to pure and applied research on agriculture. 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 plant, which may help Brazil to become the world's number one soybean exporter