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INTERPORC Highlights The Capacity Of The Pig Sector To Meet The Challenges Of Sustainable Development

INTERPORC highlights the capacity of the pig sector to meet the challenges of sustainable development

INTERPORC participates in the AlimentaODS project, together with TAISI, Alcampo, AECID, Mercadona and the Spanish Global Compact Network to promote sustainable food systems within the framework of the Sustainable Development Goals. The director of the Interprofessional, Alberto Herranz, affirms “that the need to increase food production in a sustainable way can be met with more investments in R + D + i”.

AlimentaODS is a program coordinated by ECODES and PROSALUS to promote sustainable food systems within the framework of the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals of the UN Global Compact.

We are a sector implanted mainly in rural areas, 43% of our farms and 45% of our industries are in municipalities with fewer than 5,000 inhabitants and therefore we contribute to generating wealth and employment, to the development of infrastructures, to giving life, and therefore to the progress of these municipalities ”.

Herranz stressed that the pig sector’s commitment to sustainability “is understood as a commitment to social progress, environmental balance and economic growth”.

In the first place, he said, “We are a sector established mainly in rural areas, 43% of our farms and 45% of our industries are in municipalities with less than 5,000 inhabitants and therefore we contribute to generating wealth and employment, by infrastructure development, to give life, and therefore to the progress of these municipalities ”.

Economic motor

Secondly, he added, “we must take care of the rural environment in which we carry out our activity, we have a sustainable production model, the most demanding in the world, and we have spent years working on improving slurry management, saving water and energy and reducing our emissions. ”

Likewise, “we are an engine of the economy not only in these rural areas, the total turnover of the sector is close to 20,000 million euros, which is an important contribution to the economic recovery of Spain