Welcome to SPS 2018, 20 - 22 August 2018 - Embrapa, Brasília/DF – Brazil


Embrapa, Brasília/DF – Brazil

The 6th Sustainable Phosphorus Summit will take place at Embrapa, Biomas Auditorium:


Brazil is located in South America. It consists of twenty-six states and one federal district – Brasília. Brazil is a Portuguese-speaking country with a multi-cultural and ethnically diverse population and heritage.

The country has a large diverse territory that comprises of different ecosystems and the rich wildlife reflects the variety of its natural habitats. Scientists estimate that the total number of plant and animal species is approximately four million. Agriculture is one of the most important industries in Brazil and produces: oranges, coffee, sugar cane, cassava, sisal, soybeans and papaya, among many other products. Additionally, Brazil has several other industries including tourism and offers a wide range of services both nationally and internationally.

Tourism in Brazil is a growing sector and key to the economy of several regions. Natural areas are the most popular, with ecotourism growing in popularity, closely followed by leisure and recreational resorts where tourists can enjoy the beach, wildlife and flora as well as local cuisine and culture. Among the most popular destinations are Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, the Amazon Rainforest, Iguassu Falls, Brasília, Minas Gerais and the Pantanal region.


The summit will be held in Brasília, the capital of Brazil. The capital is located atop the Brazilian highland in the center-western region of the country, known as Cerrado.

Brasília is a unique city, a marvelous example of modern architecture, planned and developed by Lucio Costa and Oscar Niemeyer. Thanks to this, Brasília was chosen as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The city has numerous tourist attractions, such as the Juscelino Kubitschek Bridge (JK Bridge), the Plaza of Three Powers, the Planalto Palace, the Alvorada Palace, the Paranoá Lake, the Brasília Cathedral, the Federal Supreme Court, many museums, ministries, parks, and 84 embassies, among many other attractions. Brasília is surrounded by an impressive agricultural area where different crops are cultivated. It is a wonderful example of agricultural diversity within the Cerrado region. Visits and field trips can be organized for those that are interested, after the summit.

Nearby Brasília

The Ministries Esplanade (Monumental Axis)
(Itamaraty Palace, National Congress, and the Plaza of Three Powers)

The Ministries Esplanade (Monumental Axis) is a central avenue in Brasília that features several monumental government buildings and memorials.

Juscelino Kubitschek Bridge

The Juscelino Kubitschek Bridge, also known as the JK Bridge or Ponte JK, was elected the most beautiful bridge in the world in 2003 by the Engineering Society of the State of Pennsylvania in the United States. It connects the eastern shore of the lake where South Lake (Lago Sul), Paranoá and and the airport are located, to Brasília’s city center via the Monumental Axis.

Brasília City Park (Sarah Kubitschek)

Founded in 1978, the Brasília City Park covers an area of ​​420 hectares and is the largest urban park in the world. There are many options for physical activities for park visitors.

Lake Paranoá

Lake Paranoá is a beautiful 40 KM long, manmade lake, with embassies, consulates, sports clubs, restaurants and houses along its shores. It is very popular and is widely used for recreation and entertainment.