Mission, Vision, Values


   The Mission of the Crop Production Department (LPV) is to promote the development of Sustainable Agriculture through TEACHING, RESEARCH and EXTENSION in line with the Mission of ESALQ, following the principles for social, environmental and economic sustainability, aimed at: (i) the promotion and development of knowledge in agricultural fields (organic farming; weed control; production, processing and seed analysis; and cultivation of crops, oilseeds, fibers and stimulants) and Horticulture (horticulture, olericulture, floriculture, and landscape), by means of Educational Programs (undergraduate and graduate) and Research; (II) formation of students of higher learning to develop research and teach, as well as qualification for professional assignment in the fields of agriculture and horticulture; (iii) promotion and development of extension services to the society in the fields of agriculture and horticulture; (iv) transformation of knowledge into wealth in the fields of agriculture and horticulture. To achieve the goals of our Mission, the Crop Science Department is guided by HIGH-QUALITY EDUCATION in CROP PRODUCTION, enabling undergraduate and graduate students  in the full development of human and intellectual potential, so that undergraduate and graduate alumni are able to conduct professional activities in the field of Crop Production with advanced technological knowledge, understanding and serving the Brazilian agriculture in an economically and environmentally sustainable manner, both in the public and private sector.

   The APPLIED RESEARCH that GENERATE SCIENTIFIC DISCOVERIES, TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATIONS and PATENTS allow to conduct research based on the best science available and sustainable management. The research generated aims to combine global perspectives with the regional application in the production of food, energy and fibers, through a group of multidisciplinary and collaborative faculty. The EXTENSION OF SERVICES TO THE AGRICULTURAL COMMUNITY allows promoting sustainable rural development in the field of vegetable production, coordinating, organizing and implementing technical assistance and rural extension for the benefit of Brazilian Agriculture.

    Guidance to farmers consists of information on practices about production systems that sustain business and generate income and welfare for farmers, their families and representative and organizational entities, and that help reserve the productive and environmental resources. The COMMUNICATION of SCIENTIFIC DISCOVERIES in the FIELD of CROP PRODUCTION through academic publications that clarify the scientific community of the problems that threaten the sustainable use of soil and food production. In short, the Mission of the Crop Science Department is to provide higher education in crop production, aiming at the formation of human resources to perform research and teach, as well as to carry out professional activities.



    The vision of the Crop Production Department is to be a center of knowledge and excellence in TEACHING, RESEARCH and EXTENSION, through the socialization of knowledge to the agricultural community in Brazil. The LPV shares identical human, cultural and scientific values, seeking to strengthen in a sustainable way the social, environmental and economic aspects, based on our history and commitment to the advancement of scientific knowledge and technology in fields of Agriculture and Horticulture in Agronomy, contributing to improved quality of life Brazilian society.

    The Department aims to promote, through research, the progress of Agricultural Sciences, specifically Plant Production; convey through teaching, the knowledge that enriches or develops agriculture; form specialists in the field of Plant Science, and technicians and professionals in Agricultural Sciences; carry out social work of disseminating Agricultural Sciences through extension services.
The intrinsic values of the Crop Production Department of ESALQ - USP are:



  • Respect for human dignity;
  • Academic freedom;
  • Individual merit;
  • Rigor in executing any tasks;
  • Absence of social, ethnic or confessional discrimination.