Pecsa – Sustainable Amazon Cattle Ranching experience on the production of free deforestation beef was shared with participants of the 2nd General Assembly of the Tropical Forest Alliance 2020 (TFA 2020). In addition to receiving a field visit in Alta Floresta, representatives of Pecsa participated on the meetings of the assembly, which took place in Brasília between March 20 and 22.
The purpose of the Alliance, which brings together companies, governments, associations and NGOS from around the world, is to zero deforestation in major commodities supply chains.
During the meeting, strategies and necessary actions were discussed to strengthen controls, but also to encourage more efficient production systems that allow more production on already open areas. Themes such as innovative business models, supply chain traceability and environmental regularization based on the Brazilian forest code were among the main topics addressed. All these themes are part of the cattle ranching sustainable intensification model implemented by Pecsa in Mato Grosso, Brazil.
“It is evident that what we are doing in the north of Mato Grosso State is very much in line with the vision of who seeks solutions to global problems,” says Laurent Micol, Director of Governance and Investments. “It is important that we participate on events such as TFA 2020, because in addition to being able to publicize our work, we have the opportunity to better understand where the future points out in terms of big purchasing companies demands, financing opportunities and public policies.”
On Saturday, March the 18th, two Pecsa’s partner ranches received a group of 30 visitors from TFA2020. They had the opportunity to know in the field how is the management and partnership work specialized on cattle ranching sustainable intensification.
Participants were able to see techniques that are increasing productivity on Pecsa’s partner ranches, while at the same time riparian forests are being restored. They are good agricultural practices such as pasture reform, water management, animal nutrition and livestock-crop integration, which, in addition to good economic results, still reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
The activity included presentations of the Novo Campo Program, Pecsa and other partners – JBS, Imaflora and McDonald’s / Arcos Dourados. Representatives of Althelia Climate Fund and PCI – Produce, Conserve and Include Strategy of the State of Mato Grosso also participated.
Photo: Raissa Genro/ICV – Ceded.