XXI Meeting of the Technical Group on Forage Plants of the Southern Cone – Campos Group




Central theme of the meeting: "Challenges and opportunities of the Campos Biome considering the rapid expanding and intensification of agriculture”

Period: October 24 – 26, 2006

Locality: Embrapa Clima Temperado BR 392 – km 78 – Pelotas, RS, Brazil

Sponsoring Institution: FAO

Organising and Sponsorig Institutions: Embrapa Clima Temperado and Universidade Federal de Pelotas

OBJECTIVES: To discuss and to debate practical means for the proper utilisation and preservation of natural pastures


October 24, 2006 (Tuesday)

8:00 – 9:30 a.m. - Reception and registration of participants

9:30 a.m. – Opening

Conference: Campos Group history

Chairperson: Stella Maris Altuve (INTA, Argentina)

Speaker: João Carlos de Saibro (UFRGS, Brazil

10:30 a.m.- Coffee break

10:45 a.m.- Panel Subject 1: The state of Campos Biome in real systems of production

Chairperson: Marilice Cordeiro Garrastazú (Embrapa Clima Temperado, Brazil)

Speakers: Heinrich Hasenack (UFRGS, Brazil)
Federico Carlos Frank (INTA, Argentina

1:00 p.m. – Lunch break

2:00 p.m. – Panel Subject 1 - continuation

Speaker: Roberto Díaz-Rosselo (INIA, Uruguay)

Discussion/Conclusions (Subject 1)

3:30 p.m. – Coffee break

3:45 p.m. – Oral presentation of selected submitted papers

5:00 p.m. – Posters exposition

7:30 p.m. – Opening Ceremony

8:30 p.m. – Cocktail

October 25, 2006 (Wednesday)

8:30 a.m.– Panel Subject 2: Genetic resources and threats to biodiversity

Chairperson: Élen Nunes Garcia (UFPel, Brazil)

Speakers: José Francisco Montenegro Valls (Embrapa Recursos Genéticos, Brazil)
Ricardo O. Vanni (IBONE - FCA / UNNE, Argentina)

10:30 a.m.– Coffee break

10:45 a.m.– Panel Subject 2 –continuation

Speakers: Pablo Boggiano (FAGRO, Uruguay) and Elbio Berretta (INIA, Uruguay)

Discussion/Conclusions (Subject 2) 

12:00 a.m.– Visit to facilities and laboratories of Embrapa Clima Temperado / headquarters

1:00 p.m. – Lunch break

2:00 - 6:15 p.m. – Field tour – Land use systems in a rural enterprise and in small family holdings

8:30 p.m. – Dinner

October 26, 2006 (Thursday)

8:30 a.m. – Panel Subject 3 – Strategies for territorial arrangement, environmental legislation and public policies on natural resources use and conservation

Chairperson: Adalberto Koiti Miura (Embrapa Clima Temperado, Brazil)

Speakers: Hugo Rivera Herrera (Corporación Nacional Forestal, Chile)

Luiz Fernando Ribeiro de Barros (Ministério do Meio Ambiente, Brazil)

Aurora Juárez (Secretaría de Medio Ambiente y Desarrollo Sustentable, Argentina)

10:00 a.m. – Coffee break / delivery of certificates of participation

10:30 a.m. – Panel Subject 3 – continuation

Speaker: Fernando Olmos (RENARE – Recursos Naturales Renovables, Uruguay)

Discussion/Conclusions (Subject 3)

12:00 a.m. – Comments on posters exposition and on the meeting

0:30 p.m. – delivery of certificates of participation

1:00 p.m. – Lunch break

14:00 – Proposal for a research project on “Campos Biome”

15:00 – General Assembly

16:30 - Closing

Organising Committee

José Carlos Leite Reis (Chairman, Embrapa Clima Temperado, Brazil)

Andréa Mittelmann (Embrapa Gado de Leite, Brazil)

Stella Maris Altuve (General Secretary Campos Group, INTA, Argentina)

Embrapa Clima Temperado, Brazil Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Brazil

Jorge Fainé Gomes

Lotar Siewerdt

Caroline Marques Castro

Élen Nunes Garcia

Diná Lessa Bandeira

Manoel de Souza Maia

Ruben Cassel Rodrigues

Pedro Lima Monks

Sérgio Ilmar Vergara dos Santos

Otoniel Geter Lauz Ferreira

Oscar Castro

Enrique Moliterno

Ana Luiza Barragana Viegas

Carlos Eduardo da Silva Pedroso

Ana Maria Gomes Beherensdorf


Janete Maria Salagnac Krolow


Fátima Husein de Ferreira (FAPEG)