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The Project

The CLIMAPEST project aims the development of scientific knowledge on the subject, so as to make possible the setup of adaptation strategies in order to rationalize control methods, drive new researches, and support the planning of public policies, with the purpose of achieving and maintaining the sustainability of Brazilian agribusiness. The project involves the participation of 134 researchers from 39 institutions, comprising 17 Embrapa Units, 15 universities and research institutions, and 7 private companies spread throughout 12 different states in all regions of Brazil. The Study encompasses 85 plant diseases, pests, and weeds among 16 major crops: apple, banana, cassava, castor bean, coconut, coffee, corn, cotton, forage, forest species, grape, mango, orange, palm oil, peach, peanut, soybean, and sugarcane.


The CLIMAPEST Project began in January 2009, and is compounded by five Component Projects: administration, the impact of CO2 levels in two environments (Free Air Carbon Dioxide Enrichment and Open Top Chambers), the impacts of temperature and UV-B under controlled environment over the organisms and selected crop systems, and simulation studies performed using temporal and geographic maps of diseases, arthropod-pests and weeds incidence in the future weather based on the climate variables predicted by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Besides the Component Projects, the project has several action plans that include crops of social and economical importance for Brazil and for exportation.