Investing in the development and dissemination of innovative processes and technologies for the sector and boosting the attraction and fixation of qualified resources in the region, are the premises at the base of the protocol.
Supported by Monte do Pasto, the Monte do Pasto Chair Animal Welfare – Open Range Cattle Breeding, intends to create a platform for training and collaborative innovation, based on the development of highly qualified human resources in emerging and fundamental areas of the agricultural sector .
The formalization of the Chair took place on December 21, at the University of Évora.
Through the Monte do Pasto Chair Animal Welfare – Breeding of Free Range Cattle, it is expected to promote the development and dissemination of innovative processes and technologies for the agricultural sector in the Alentejo region, capable of increasing its productivity and competitiveness at a level National and international. It is equally important for the University of Évora and for the Monte do Pasto group that, through this new chair, they can enhance the attraction and fixation of qualified talent in the Alentejo region, also promoting, in this way, its socio-economic development.
As a way of symbolizing the formalization of this new infrastructure at the University of Évora, the current Mitra auditorium is now called “Auditorium Monte do Pasto”, a place that annually hosts several national and international scientific congresses and meetings.
The two entities are also collaborating in the Innovation project “Ethical Meat – Integrated System for Sustainable Meat Production”, which integrates the University of Minho as a partner.
This ambitious project invests in research and development of innovative processes and technologies to ensure the production of meat products with more animal welfare and more sustainable, creating greater added value for the company, for the agricultural sector and for the Alentejo economy. And that materialize the European Union’s strategic initiative – “Do Prado ao Prato” – for the transition to a more sustainable food system along the food chain.