As the border between Argentina and Uruguay, the Uruguay River divides and connects the two countries.
Building bridges. Resolving conflict and restoring trust. Shared risks and shared responsibilities. Getting along with the neighbours. These ideas are at the heart of the NGP platform. And we’re organizing this study tour to look at common issues shared by the plantation industry in the two countries.
In Uruguay and Argentina, plantations are located within biodiversity-rich grasslands, where people traditionally farm cattle. The main plantation companies have been working to conserve and restore these important ecosystems, and to increase opportunities for rural communities.
This study tour will showcase several real-life efforts that NGP participants are making to provide inclusive development while respecting and improving environmental values and services at landscape level – on both sides of the Uruguay River.