Minister releases food security network

- 17/10/2016

The Ministry of Science, Technology, Innovation and Communications (MCTIC) performs a cycle of seminars during the 13th National Science and Technology Week (SNCT), from Monday (17) to Friday (21) in the auditorium of its head office, in Brasilia. The lectures address the topic of SNCT – “Science feeding Brazil” - and issues as information and communication technologies (ICTs) and the infrastructure of research institutes of MCTIC.

The schedule starts on Monday, at 2h30 p.m. with lectures about agribusiness and family farming, from researcher Mariane Carvalho Vidal, from Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (Embrapa). PhD in agroecology, sociology and sustainable rural development by University of Córdoba, Spain, she works with organic agriculture, green fertilizers, sustainability indicators and allelopathy - process by which a plant releases chemicals altering the development of other plant species.

On Tuesday, at 2h30 p.m., Nutritionist Daniela Sanches Frozi, professor of Graduation program of Public Policies in Health of Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz), discusses food security. PhD in nutrition sciences by the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro and Postdoctoral degree by Fiocruz, the researcher is full member of National Council for Food and Nutritional Security (Consea) and acts nutrition in public health, culture and nutritional and food education, extreme poverty and socio-cultural mediations.

Also on Tuesday, as of 6 p.m., the minister Gilberto Kassab opens, on a national basis, SNCT and releases the first publication of Global Network on Education, Research and Extension in Nutrition, Sovereignty and Food and Nutrition Security (NutriSSAN), technological platform opened on August 4, in Rio de Janeiro, eve of the opening of the Olympic Games. The MCTIC developed the tool in partnership with the Brazilian National Research and Educational Network (RNP) and with support from the United Nations for Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).


On Wednesday, at 2h30 p.m., the executives Fernando Cabrera Giglio and Carlos Tunes Sá Correia, from IBM company, guided the public of SNCT about cognitive computing and Internet of Things. They work in competence centers in the company's technologies in Brazil and Latin America.

The Thursday lecture, at 2h30 p.m., is from public analyst Vieira Valadares Ribeiro, who presents a study about the infrastructure of National System of Science, Technology and  Innovation, with emphasis on research institutions bound to MCTIC. PhD in sociology by Universidade de Brasília (UnB), he acts in formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of public policies of education, science, technology and innovation.

The cycle of seminars terminates on Friday, at 09h30 a.m., when the general coordinator of MCTIC Technological Services, Jorge Campagnolo, discusses advanced manufacturing and scenarios of Industry 4.0, considered a possible 4th Industrial Revolution, associated with the digital integration of various stages of the industrial value chain. PhD by the Alberto Luiz Coimbra Institute of Graduation Studies and Research in Engineering from the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (Coppe/UFRJ), Campagnolo is an associate professor at UFSC and researcher in the field of planning and operation of electric power systems, energy conservation and high performance computing.

The National Science and Technology Week is always held in the month of October, since 2004, under national coordination of MCTIC. The Week seeks to mobilize the scientific and student community, especially children and young people around science and technology (S&T) issues and activities, by enhancing creativity, scientific attitude and innovation; cause society to focus on the importance of S&T for the life of each person and for the development of the country; and contribute to the population to meet and discuss researches and their applications. The proposal is that the events present accessible language, through innovative methods to stimulate curiosity and motivate the public to deepen their interest.

Source: MCTIC

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