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ABPA President Meets Governor Eduardo Leite

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Francisco Turra CEO of ABPA (Brazilian Animal Protein Association), met on Wednesday (16) in the Piratini Palace in Porto Alegre, with the governor of Rio Grande do Sul, Eduardo Leite. Accompanied by other leaders in the industry, he advocated a tune in working with the state government, creating an enabling environment for the growth of poultry and Rio Grande do Sul and Brazilian pig farming.

For Turra, it is important that the government knows and recognizes the importance of these sectors for the economy and society. “There are problems and obstacles that can be solved if we have unity and state support. Everyone wins with this “, said the President of ABPA.

Eduardo Leite proved quite receptive to the ideas presented at the meeting. “We want to help but not only these sectors, but all the rest of the production chain. For this, we have challenges such as reducing the bureaucracy of the state, make it more efficient and improve infrastructure, among others. We also want to end the culture of distrust, by which the first producers have to prove that they are well-meaning and then have support, becoming the logic of trust in people,” said the Gaucho governor, who was accompanied by Chief of Staff, Otomar Vivian, and the state Secretary of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Covatti Filho.

During the meeting, the state association president, director Poultry (Asgav), Nestor Freiberger, delivered the milk presenting a craft industry figures in Rio Grande do Sul, the third largest in Brazil. Among them, we highlight the creation of 44 000 direct jobs, the 7500 families that create broiler slaughter of 780 million birds per year and produce 3.2 billion eggs every 12 months only of the Rio Grande do Sul soil.

The president of the Union of Pork Products Industries (Sips), José Roberto Fraga Goulart, passed into the hands of the governor a broad study of the branch of animal protein in Rio Grande do Sul. The material also includes proposals to encourage increased production and maize supply in the state, strengthen health protection and ensuring fiscal equality.

Also attended the hearing state representative Sergio Turra and CEO of Asgav, José Eduardo dos Santos.

Invitation – Francisco Turra gave the governor Eduardo Leite the invitation to the opening of the International Exhibition of Poultry and Swine (Siavs) 2019. Largest event of its kind in Brazil, it will take place 27-29 August, at Parque Anhembi, in São Paulo. Promoted by the Brazilian Association of Animal Protein (ABPA), the Siavs received last year, more than 15,000 visitors from 51 countries.