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To restructure and regularize the planting of planted forests in Rio Grande do Sul are the goals of the Parliamentary Front of Silviculture of the Legislative Assembly created on Tuesday (13). Deputy Elton Weber will be the President. The demand came from Ageflor, Farsul, Fetag-RS, Fiergs, SARGS and SINDIMADEIRA-RS. 29 signatures were collected.

According to the Deputy, the bureaucracy in the environmental licensing and the economic crisis of 2008, among other factors, halted the advance of production, leaving the State unable to guarantee the supply of raw material for pulp and paper industries, wood for civil construction, sawmills and use in rural properties, within others. "If nothing changes, we run the risk of a blackout in the Rio Grande do Sul forestry," alerts Weber.

Parallel to the creation of the Front, The Deputy concluded his result in favour to the Project of Law No. 145/2016 that will be presented at the Commission of the Constitution and Justice of the Legislative Council in its next meeting. One of the modifications provided for in relation to current standards is that the registration will ensure the automatic licensing of small size activities.

Industry data show the importance of these initiatives. According to statistics, 80% of production originate from small size farms, involving 40000 families of small and medium-sized farmers, growing an alternative income. All the Forest-based chain in the State is responsible for the generation of 326,000 direct and indirect jobs in the various industrial sectors and an annual turnover of R$ 8.2 billion. The forest species that are most planted in the State are the eucalyptus, with 309,100 hectares, pinus, with 184,600 hectares and the black Acacia, with 103,000 hectares.

Source: Sindimadeira/RS