A Local Economic Development Agency (Adel) and the Bank of the northeast of Brazil (BNB) held on Tuesday, 21, the Bovine Seminar dairy and sustainability in the Semiarid at the Federal Institute of Education, Science and Technology of Ceará (IFCE/Northern Limoeiro Campus), in Limoeiro do Norte/CE.
The Seminar is part of the activities of the Project Structuring of the Milk Production Chain held by Adel and BNB in the Middle and Lower Jaguaribe. The event promoted a debate on the main challenges of the Dairy Production Chain in the territory and the possible strategies for overcoming. Near 100 people attended the event.
The Seminar began with the speech of the partners. Then, bnb State Executive Manager, Jeânia Rogério Gomes, presented the Territorial Development Program (PRODETER, New) developed by BNB. Adriano Batista, Executive Director of Adel, made a brief presentation of the Project Structuring of the Milk Production Chain, Adel's initiative with the support of PRODETER/BNB.
Jeânia pointed out that the main objective of the PRODETER, New is to support the territorial development of the Northeast region, through the strengthening of local production chains, the incorporation of technological innovations in rural areas and the integrated and targeted financing of productive activities. Já Adriano, stressed the importance of add value to the milk production chain e, Consequently, generate local development in the Middle and Low Jaguaribe through the Project.
After presentations, happened the Panel Challenges of the Dairy Production Chain in the territory of the Middle and Lower Jaguaribe and overcoming strategies. The Professor of THE IFCE/Northern Limoeiro Campus, Dr. Rodrigo Gregory; e, the Prof. Dr. Magno José Duarte Cândido, department of Animal Science, Federal University of Ceará (UFC) and Coordinator of the Center for Teaching and Studies in Forage (NEEF/UFC), brought valuable contributions on the milk production chain. The Panel was mediated by Tiago de Medeiros Silva, Specialist in Dairy Cattle and Zootecnist at Betânia Leites.
According to Adriano Batista, the Seminar marks the beginning of the activities of the Project Structuring of the Milk Production Chain in the Middle and Lower Jaguaribe that seeks to contribute to the increase in productivity and profitability in the activity of dairy cattle farming in the territory. "It was an important moment for producers to better understand what the challenges of the production chain are and also what the solutions are. We are extremely grateful for this moment, by this seminar and for these partnerships in the realization of the project", emphasized the Director.
Milk producers from five municipalities in the Middle and Lower Jaguaribe Territory participated in the Seminar – Alto Santo, Iracema, Northern Lemon Tree, Morada Nova and São João do Jaguaribe. Joeci Gomes is a milk producer at Sítio Várzea do Cobra located in Limoeiro do Norte. For him, attending the event was a great opportunity. "I would like to thank Adel's management for inviting me to this meeting. Every milk producer needs this support, because all support is important. Milk producer just as rural producer needs your help (Adel and BNB) and organizations that believe in our potential", Joeci pointed out.
Project Structuring of the Milk Production Chain
The Project Structuring of the Milk Production Chain in the Middle and Lower Jaguaribe seeks to contribute to the increased productivity and profitability in dairy farming activity in the territory. It aims to expand the technical and management capacities of small rural properties; strengthen organizational structures to increase the effectiveness of economic activity development strategies; e, disseminate among producers knowledge, solutions and technologies that deliver effective results in the short and long term.
Project activities are divided into three axes: Training, advice and dissemination of technologies. The Project is supported by the Forage Education and Studies Center (NEEF/UFC). "We are very excited about the beginning of the project, we will participate in training with producers throughout all stages in the various municipalities. We understand that this part of the training is fundamental for producers to be able to organize themselves and improve the technological level that is the productive capacity consequently reflecting on the profitability of their production system"., stressed the Prof. Dr. Magno José Duarte Cândido, NEEF/UFC Coordinator.
In addition to NEEF/UFC, the Project has the following supporters: Association for Fostering Caprino-Sheep farming and Cattle culture of Sítio São Bento, FAEC/SENAR, Farmers' Unions, Ematerce, Pennsylvania, Federal Institute of Education, Science and technology of Ceará (IFCE/Northern Limoeiro Campus) and the Departments of Agriculture of the municipalities served.
Developed by Local Economic Development Agency (Adel) in partnership with the Bank of the northeast of Brazil (BNB) through the Territorial Development Program (PRODETER, New). Participate in the Project one hundred and forty (140) small milk producers from five municipalities - Alto Santo, Iracema, Northern Lemon Tree, Morada Nova and São João do Jaguaribe.