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Brazilian rural producers present sustainable practices at COP-26

Updated Nov 8, 2021
Brasília (11/08/2021) – Brazilian rural producers presented, on Monday (8), sustainable practices used by the agricultural sector, during the United Nations Conference on Climate Change (COP-26), held in Glasgow, Scotland, in November 1st to 12th. The Confederation of Agriculture and Livestock of Brazil (CNA) took the producers to participate in the “Agro Day”.
In the panel "The role of agriculture for a clean and renewable energy matrix", producer and president of the Irrigants Association of the State of Goiás, Luiz Carlos Figueiredo, presented a success story of one of the family's grain and dairy properties. . On the farm, located in Cristalina (GO), Luiz Carlos invested in the treatment of animal waste, which minimizes the emission of greenhouse gases and integrates the strategies of the Low Carbon Agriculture Program (ABC). In practice, liquid waste is separated from solids. According to Luiz, the solid tailings are used for composting to fertilize and nourish the grain crop and the liquids are used to produce biogas for energy generation. “Food production requires water and energy. The Dutch breed animals that produce a high amount of milk per day are very demanding in terms of comfort and care”, said Luiz Carlos. In addition to treating animal waste, the property in Cristalina produces photovoltaic energy. The solar panels ...
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