The SustainAGRO Initiative
Description/achievement of initiative

SustainAGRO is a partnership between organizations involved in socioeconomic and environmental development of agriculture whose interest is to promote sustainable practices and contribute to strengthen of green economy.
As we understood agriculture is a key activity to achieve sustainability, the initiative was designed to establish the primary sector as a leading role in Rio+20 agenda through communication activities.
Farmers all over the world are the driving force for the adoption of sustainable production practices. Agriculture provides opportunities for decent work and help society to meet nutritional needs of a growing population, thanks to constant productivity gains, technology, innovation and efficiency.

Implementation methodologies

Website (English, Portuguese and Spanish)
Side event - Best practices and technology opportunities for farmers in South America
Event at Forte de Copacabana - Rio + 20: Food security and sustainability in agribusiness
Media release
Social media

Partner(s)

SustainAGRO Initiative (including the Institute for International Trade Negotiations; the University of Campinas; the Investigative Center for Transformation; the Brazilian Council for Biotechnology Information; Brazilian Biotechnology and Agriculture Business Association; Argentine Council for Information and Development of Biotechnology; AgroBio Colombia; Federation of Industries in the State of São Paulo; Brazilian Agribusiness Association; National Association for Vegetal Protection; Brazilian Feed Association (Sindirações); Brazilian Cooperatives Organization, Argentineans Seed Association, Asociación de Cámaras de Tecnología Agropecuaria, among others.
Deliverables
Deliverable Date
Side event - Best practices and technology opportunities for farmers in South America 2012-06-15
Event at Forte de Copacabana - Rio + 20: Food security and sustentability in agribusiness 2012-07-19
Resources devoted to implementation
Type Details
Staff / Technical expertise Scientists, journalists, consultants, farmers and other professionals related to the agribusiness

Information
Contact
Adriana Brondani , Executive-director of Brazilian Council for Biotechnology Information (CIB Brasil), adriana.brondani@cib.org.br

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