The Olimpíada Brasileira de Agropecuária is a national scientific competition directed towards students that are completing technical courses in agriculture and other fields related o natural resource management.
The competition seeks to encourage students that are completing programs with integrated high school and technical diplomas or those that are just enrolled in technical degree programs to pursue technical, scientific and research careers as well as provide them with academic and real-world challenges and help them to build team-work skills.
Students from Portuguese-speaking countries, including Brazil, are eligible to participate and must be enrolled in technical courses related to agriculture: Agro-pastoralism, Agro-ecology, Environmental, business, Food, Agro-industry, and all other technical courses related to natural resources management.
Students from the same school can compete in groups of three with a teacher as an advisor. Students who win medals at the national competition can classify to participate in the International Earth Science Olympiad (IESO) each year.
For more information visit the official website at: https://obap.ifsuldeminas.edu.br/
The 2018 edition of the Olympiad had 150 finalists that classified for the in-person stage. The 15 best teams high schools teams receive medals while the 9 best technical degree teams also receive medals.
Individual team members can compete for a spot on the team that will represent Brazil in the IESO international competition.
There is no registration fee.
Students must display significant knowledge of diverse themes in the agricultural sciences. Classifying for national and international stages requires significant knowledge and preparation.
Preparation time in addition to online competition (open over three days) and three-day in-person competition.
1. Initial team registration completed online by faculty advisor.
2. Online phase.
3. In-person phase.
Online phase open over three days in August and three-day in-person phase in September of each year.