September 13, 2021


Aviagen Latin America invests in JBS Fund for the Amazon



Aviagen Latin America has announced that it will contribute R$1.5 million (US$288,949) to the JBS Fund for the Amazon, Aviagen said on September 9.


The fund is a non-profit organisation in Brazil dedicated to promote sustainable development of the Amazon Biome (an area that contains the Amazon rainforest, a region of tropical rainforest and other eco-regions that cover most of the Amazon basin and some adjacent areas). Its initiatives focus on forest conservation and restoration, community development and science and technology advancement.


Distributed over the next three years, Aviagen’s donation will help further these important projects.


"We are happy to contribute to a variety of projects that are essential to the sustainability of the Amazon – one of the world's most valuable ecosystems. Each initiative promotes the sustainable growth of communities and businesses within the Amazon Biome, putting forest preservation first," Ivan Pupo Lauandos, president of Aviagen Latin America, explained.


"Aviagen takes a balanced and responsible approach to poultry breeding, making environmental, economic and social sustainability a top priority. The JBS Fund and Aviagen share this common commitment and believe that, working together, we can make great strides in our mission to create a healthy environment and better future for our children and grandchildren."


For Joanita Maestri Karoleski, president of the JBS Fund for the Amazon, it is essential to increase the participation of the private sector in their sustainability initiatives. "Our projects have a unique diversity, and we are thrilled for Aviagen to join us in our effort toward the sustainable development of this region that is vital to the health of our planet."