Companies and organizations in the poultry, pork and egg agro-industrial chains across Brazil joined to create the Brazilian Animal Protein Association – ABPA, which resulted from the union of the Brazilian Poultry Association (UBABEF) and the Brazilian Pork Producers and Exporters Association (ABIPECS). Since its inception, the Brazilian Animal Protein Association – ABPA has been the largest organization representing the animal protein industry in Brazil, with over 136 members.

In 2015, pork industry exports totaled over USD 1.3 billion, that is, 1% of total Brazilian exports and nearly 1,5% of Brazilian agribusiness exports.

With a focus on strengthening these sectors institutionally and expanding work through synergetic actions, the ABPA follows a transparent and democratic governance model, with thematic chambers that include groups working together on matters in the interest of production chains.

In addition to fostering domestic market consumption, the ABPA works towards the economic, social, technical and scientific development of these sectors. It is also focused on growing exports for each segment through international negotiations, promotion of events, opening of markets, trade defense and other initiatives.

Board of directors

Adriano Zerbini (BRF)
Dilvo Grolli (Coopavel)
Flávio Gomes Malnarcic (JBS)
Jairo Cesar de Oliveira Arenazio (Cobb-Vantress)
José Carlos Garrote de Souza (São Salvador Alimentos)
José Mayr Bonassi (Adelle)
José Roberto Fraga Goulart (Alibem)
Júlio César Franzói (Pamplona)
Leandro Pinto (Granja Mantiqueira)
Leomar Luiz Somensi (Aurora)
Luiz Carlos Mendes Costa (Pif Paf)
Nestor Freiberger (ASGAV)
Ricardo Gouveia (Sindicarne)