The United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), launched in 2015, set goals to achieve a sustainable and fair future for people around the world by the year 2030. Since 2016, the State of São Paulo government has been working to institutionalize the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs. Scientific research on these themes makes an important contribution to achieving the goals. As a state sponsoring agency, the São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) is in line with official initiatives in progress and, over time, has offered financial support for scientific, technological and innovation research in this context.
FAPESP Initiatives and Programs for the 2030 Agenda:
The State Research Institutes Modernization Program (PDIP) invests in the modernization of the infrastructure and training of personnel from 12 research institutions in the State of São Paulo.
The São Paulo Advanced Research Center for Biological Control (SPARCBio) has the mission of developing a biological pest control model for tropical regions through competitive international research. SPARCBio receives funding through an agreement between FAPESP and Koppert. The headquarters of the center is at the Luiz de Queiroz College of Agriculture, University of São Paulo.
The Genomics for Climate Change Research Center (GCCRC) is hosted by the University of Campinas (UNICAMP) with funding from FAPESP and the Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (EMBRAPA). The Center’s mission is to develop biotechnological solutions that increase plant resistance to drought and heat, and to transfer technology to the productive sector. Using genomics and genome editing, genetics and genetic engineering, as well as research on microbiomes, it will create and manage genetic improvement and agricultural biotechnology pipelines for the creation of genetically edited transgenic plant varieties, among other activities.
Launched in 2013, the Food Research Center (FoRC) is the first Brazilian multidisciplinary research center focused on Food Science and Nutrition. Hosted by the University of São Paulo, the FoRC is one of the Research, Innovation and Dissemination Centers (RIDCs) supported by the São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP).
NPOP - Nucleus for Analysis and Synthesis of Nature-Based Solutions - BIOTA Synthesis, constituted within the scope of the Science for Development program, carries out the analysis of solutions based on nature to answer the challenges of sustainable agriculture, water security and zoonosis control.
NPOP / PBIS - Integrated Biotechnological Platform for Healthy Ingredients, created under the Science for Development program, is based at the Food Technology Institute (ITAL) of the São Paulo Secretariat of Agriculture and Supply.
NPOP - Biotechnological and Genomic Strategies for Quality, Productivity and Sustainable Management of Citrus, Coffee and Sugarcane in the State of São Paulo, constituted under the Science for Development program, is headquartered at the Agronomic Institute of Campinas (IAC), of the Secretariat of Agriculture and Supply of São Paulo.