Most of the agreements signed this Saturday try to promote the sustainability of the wine sector throughout the national territory, above all, promoting the growth of small producers and SME wineries. One of them involves the UNCUYO. The details in the note.
The breakfast of the Argentine Wine Corporation (Coviar) was held this Saturday at the Park Hyatt Hotel, and officials and businessmen from the province and the country participated. The president of the corporation, José Zuccardi, and the governor of Mendoza, Rodolfo Suarez, delivered a speech on the challenges of the wine industry.
During the act, several agreements were signed, some of them key to the growth of wine and its industry throughout the national territory. The first agreement was between the National Institute of Industrial Viticulture (INV) and the Federal Investment Council for the “Strengthening of the Sustainability of the Argentine Viticulture Sector”. The second was signed between INTI and INV to strengthen sustainability management in the wine sector and facilitate the implementation of the previous agreement. Details below.
About him Export Promotion Plan
The Federal Investment Council and Coviar have given priority to the execution of international trade promotion actions aimed at strengthening the sector in the provinces. The intention is to achieve greater growth in exports, with an increase in production and in the exportable supply.
Through this plan, the CFI will organize various international promotion actions, among them, training cycles, reverse missions, missions abroad and missions of hospitalityfocused on the Latin American market for small wineries with export potential. The CFI will contribute technical and financial assistance for wineries in the provinces that adhere to the agreement, including Mendoza, San Juan, La Rioja, Catamarca, Tucumán, Salta, Jujuy, Santiago del Estero, Chubut, Neuquén, Río Negro and La Pampa, for a total amount of more than USD 328,000.
Specific Agreement: consultancies and advice between the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, UNCUYO and Coviar
Within the framework of the Characterization Study, María Flavia FilippiniDean of the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, together with José Alberto Zuccardi, agreed to the following agreement: UNCUYO contributes its research on the industry and its specialized human resources, while Coviar will contribute financial resources for the preparation of “Study of geological, geomorphological, edaphological, climatic and environmental characterization in selected wine regions of the provinces of Neuquén, Río Negro, Chubut, La Pampa, Buenos Aires and Jujuy”, for a total of $2,977,159.
Research and development agreement between Coviar and Conicet
Within the framework of the Viticulture 4.0 Project, financed by the Ministry of Productive Development of the Nation, an agreement was signed between Coviar and Conicet. Thus, the president of the National Council for Scientific and Technical Research, Ana Maria Franchi, and Zuccardi committed themselves to generate the development of the “Water footprint and carbon footprint calculator for the wine chain”. This is intended for producers in the wine sector of San Rafael, in the province of Mendoza. The agreement provides for financial assistance of $320,000 from Coviar for its development.
Sector Sustainability Strategic Business Objective
The agreement was signed between the National Institute of Industrial Technology (INTI) and the Federal Investment Council, and provides financial assistance for a total amount of $2,538,540 from the CFI to promote the commercial positioning of the Argentine wine chain from continuous improvement in quality management in the sector, through training provided by inter-institutional and multidisciplinary technical teams through platforms e-learningand interactive guides for the implementation of sustainable practices in vineyards and/or wineries. This project will assist different actors from small and medium-sized companies in the national wine sector and the personnel of establishments in the implementation of development processes with management tools that wish to scale to better levels of sustainability.
Collaboration agreement between the National Institute of Viticulture (INV) and the National Institute of Industrial Technology (INTI)
The objective in this case is to strengthen sustainability management in the Argentine wine sector through training provided by an inter-institutional and multidisciplinary technical team, and the development of an interactive guide for the implementation of sustainable practices in vineyards and/or wineries.
Technical cooperation agreement: technical sustainability guide for viticulture between UNCUYO and Coviar
The Faculty of Economic Sciences of the National University of Cuyo participates, represented by its dean, Esther Sánchez. The agreement consists of technical cooperation between this faculty, through the Master’s Degree in Social Responsibility and Sustainable Development from UNCUYO, and Coviar for the elaboration of a Certification Regulation of the Argentina Sustainability Guide for Viticulturecompatible with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), and the ISO 26000 Guide for sustainable development, in aspects relevant to the wine activity.
Wine tourism in Mendoza
On this aspect, a letter of intent was also signed for the design and implementation of a Guide for Tourism Sustainability applied to wine tourism in Mendoza. It was signed by the Minister of Tourism of Mendoza, Nora Vicario; the dean of the Faculty of Economic Sciences of the National University of Cuyo, Esther Sánchez, and Zuccardi, head of Coviar. The objective? Design and implement the guide to continue consolidating wine tourism from a sustainable perspective, taking into account its dimensions, care for the environment, the community and its resources. The parties undertake to channel different actions aimed at developing tourism sustainability applied to the wine tourism sector throughout the province, contemplating the holding of participatory workshops and the design of the guide for its subsequent implementation.