New videos out now!

30.06.2021

Imaflora is launching another two videos of the series to offer proposals on how to improve the monitoring of properties that produce and supply cattle to beef companies and how to reinsert the producers into the system.

 

The new episodes centre around land regulation related to conservation units, as well as indigenous land. Land tenure regulation is a complex issue because there are several situations to be considered, such as areas that were already occupied and productive when they were demarcated as a conservation unit or those that were occupied, invaded and deforested after demarcation.

 

The third episode of this series from Imaflora talks about how to address this issue in protected areas and the governance needed to find solutions. The opening statements are made by Fernando Sampaio, executive director of the State Committee for the PCI/MT Strategy with the participation of Raoni Rajão, professor and researcher at the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG).

 

The fourth episode focuses on the legal impossibility of regulating indigenous land. Land conflicts in indigenous territories have increased in recent years as has the vulnerability of these people. The video talks about the importance of monitoring and control mechanisms to block the purchase of cattle from overlapping areas. Ana Paula Valdiones, coordinator of the Environmental Transparency Program of the Centro de Vida Institute (ICV) opens the video with the help of others, such as Erich Masson, prosecutor of the Federal Public Prosecutor's Office in Mato Grosso.

 

The main beef companies operating in the Amazon have a commitment to monitor their direct cattle suppliers, which are the fattening farms before the animal is slaughtered. However, indirect suppliers, i.e., the farms where the calves are born and bred, are also part of this production chain. Improving and extending monitoring is essential towards ensuring that beef does not come from illegally deforested areas.

 

 The two new episodes are:

 

Episode 3: Cattle-ranching in conservation units: How to tackle land regularisation?

Episode 4: Regularising and Unblocking Properties: How to move forward in creating solutions?

 

The six episodes of the series feature interviewees representing various stakeholders engaged in this process: Fernando Sampaio, executive director of the State Committee of the PCI/MT Strategy, Vasco Picchi, director of new business at Safe Trace, Rubens Sampaio, municipal secretary of environment of Marabá (PA), Ana Paula Valdiones, coordinator of the Environmental Transparency Program of the Centro de Vida Centre (ICV), Erich Masson, prosecutor of the Federal Public Prosecution Office in Mato Grosso, Bruno Andrade, director of operations of the Mato Grosso Beef Institute (Imac), Maurício Fraga Filho, president of Acripará, Mauro Lúcio Costa, vice-president of Acripará, Raoni Rajão, professor and researcher of the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), Josafá Dutra, family agriculture producer, Márcio Nappo, Sustainability director of JBS, Susy Yoshimura, Sustainability and Compliance director of GPA/Assaí, and Pedro Burnier, manager of the Agricultural Chains Program of Friends of the Earth.

 

Beef on Track Team