Ovibeja 2019 will highlight, as its main theme, the impacts of climate change, its consequences for agriculture and the role of farmers as guardians of biodiversity.
According to ACOS-Agricultores do Sul, the entity that promotes the event, with the certainty that “there is no agriculture without men or men without agriculture”, the men of the land are the professional group that is at the forefront to take measures that continue to produce food and to develop and dynamize the rural environment in a sustainable way.
According to ACOS, farmers are key players in landscape construction, with key contributions to mitigating and reversing impacts caused by climate change, in addition to producing food of plant and animal origin, the farmer is also responsible for protection of the countryside, by creating conditions that safeguard the balance between productive activity and environmental protection.
Presentation and analysis of studies, colloquia, seminars, briefings, and exhibitions are some of the initiatives that will bring together contributions from farmers, students, technicians, and national and international experts to clarify and take action on the issue of climate change.
Claudino Matos, Director General of ACOS, believes that the new Common Agricultural Policy must take into account the commitment and the effort of the farmers to maintain and safeguard the environment and shows that the initiatives to be carried out during Ovibeja are being prepared at this point in order to inform and raise awareness of climate change.
The 36th edition of Ovibeja, which will take place on April 24 and 28, will also feature another edition of the International Competition of Extraordinary Virgin Olive Oils CA-Ovibeja, the 9th edition, ranking in the ranking of the best competitions in the world.
Source: Plain Voice Radio