The Brazilian Roundtable for Sustainable Livestock (GTPS) was present at the 21st Meat World Congress 2016, which had the objective of publicizing the actions being developed in the various countries related to the production of meat. The meeting was held in Punta del Este, Uruguay, and brought together leading experts related to animal protein institutions around the world.
During the event, seven major themes were discussed such as market trends, trade policies, health, animal nutrition, animal welfare, sustainability and governance of the Beef production chain. One of the highlights was the conference of biologist Allan Savory, when he defended that livestock is a solution and not a problem for the issues of desertification and sustainability.
On that occasion, Ruy Fachini Filho, vice president og GTPS, gave a lecture about the efforts of GTPS to solve the main challenges of promoting sustainable livestock in Brazil. “I discussed the importance of the forest code to guide the actions of the Brazilian livestock producers. I also emphasized that through the intensification of production, we managed to increase productivity and reduce pasture areas, “he said.
In addition to this discussion, Ruy participated in a debate on how livestock can contribute to climate change and how the election of USA President Donald Trump can influence compliance with climate agreements signed at COP 21.