Brinkman Colombia (Brinkman) and cattle farming multipurpose cooperative(s) APROCOLEDA (Asociación De Productores y Comercializadores de Leche de Arauca. and FEGAR (La Federación de Comités de Ganaderos de Arauca) (the Cooperatives), representing 20+ Milk and Beef Associations in the Arauca province have signed a Framework Partnership Agreement.
1800 producers in the Cooperatives, plus 700 non-member producers commercializing through them. 18,000 hectares of cattle farms in the Cooperatives, on average 7.5 ha per producer.
Transition to sustainable silvopasture production by planting trees for shade and improved pastures will support the adaptation required for new cattle genetics. The planting of trees provides diversification of producer income to include timber.