Welcome to Foz do Iguassu – BRAZIL!

                             SafePork2017 Conference

                                                        21st to 24th August 2017

After the completion of eleven SafePork conferences: Ames, Iowa (USA), - Copenhagen, Denmark - Washington DC (USA) - Leipzig (DE) - Crete (GR) - Sonoma Valley (California, USA) – Verona, Italy – Quebec City, Canada - Maastricht, Netherland – Portland, Maine (USA), and Porto (Portugal,) the 12th conference will be held in Iguassu Falls (Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil) in 2017.
The meeting will be organized in a partnership among Embrapa Swine and Poultry, the Brazilian Pig Veterinary Society (ABRAVES) and the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul.
Pork is the most important source of animal protein in the world, and Brazil is one of the important players in the international market. Brazil´s performance in the last decade has been positive with an increase in production and exportation. In 2015, Brazil ranked as fourth producer and exporter of pork in the world. It is estimated that the pork production chain employs directly and indirectly about 835,000 people in Brazil. Brazilian pork is the result of an intensive and technological process that involves modern genetics, housing, management and feeding. For Brazil, hosting Safepork2017 is also an opportunity to bring to South America an active and participative conference for all the players in this sector (producers, technicians, industry, policy makers and researchers), who can exchange knowledge and experience, fortifying relationships and discussing effective measures to improve food safety, from an integrated perspective.
Additional to the Safepork2017 conference, all the participants will have the pleasure and opportunity to visit the Iguassu Falls. The magnificent spectacle of these 275 individual falls has awed tourists, locals and indigenous inhabitants for centuries. They originate from the Iguassu River and are located on the border of Brazil and Argentina. In fact, the Iguassu Falls are what divides the river of the same name into its upper and lower portions, a fact that has given rise to several myths and legends as to their origin. Nowadays, the Iguassu Falls are owned by the two UNESCO World Heritage Sites: the Iguazú National Park in Argentina and the Iguaçu National Park in Brazil.
We would like to invite all of you to join us at Safepork2017 in Iguassu Falls. We’ll be very glad to receive you.

On behalf of Organization Committee

                                                  Jalusa Deon Kich                                        Marisa Cardoso                                Lauren Ventura