The science and technology profile owner spoke at A Voz do Brasil
Brazil agency – Science, Technology and Innovation Minister Luciana Santos said science can be used to fight hunger. In an interview with the programme The Voice of BrazilShe said that it is necessary to produce experiences that promote family farming, “from the point of view of quality and solutions to bad weather in semi-arid regions and other regions that have difficulty producing food on an equal footing in that particular region.” The topic was one of the priorities highlighted after today’s meeting (13) between the Minister and President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.
Luciana said that during the meeting with Lula she addressed other priorities for the portfolio. Among the matters that were addressed was the replacement of the budget for the ministry. After four years of denial, science will have a role to play in Brazil. if it is [Lula] Makes a decision to cancel temporary measure 1136 from [ex-presidente Jair] Bolsonaro who has limited the resources of the National Science and Technology Fund until 2026,” he said.
Another important topic addressed at the meeting was the increase in scholarships for researchers from the National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq) and the Coordination for the Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (Capes). We are doing this study with Camilo Santana, the Minister of Education, with the aim of amending grants that have been frozen for nine years. There is a design from the president in this direction. “We will announce the amount and how this increase will take place as soon as possible,” the minister said.
Luciana’s programs cut across other ministries, such as Prodes Resumption, a deforestation program in the Amazon that plays an important role in the National Institute for Space Research (Inpi), and the BR Biomas project, which monitors the state of Brazilian biomes.
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