Ezequiel do Valle, former researcher at Embrapa Gado de Corte dies

Retired researcher Ezequiel Rodrigues do Valle, who worked at Embrapa Beef Cattle, passed away this Wednesday, 31, at the age of 77. Victim of Covid-19, he leaves a wife, a couple of children and three years.

Ezequiel do Valle

Ezequiel do Valle

Ezequiel do Valle. Photo: Eliana Cezar / Embrapa

In a note, Embrapa Gado de Corte states that Ezequiel was one of the unit’s first researchers. His history at the company began in 1975 when he was hired to work in the research area.

Who was Ezequiel do Valle?

Agronomist graduated from the Luiz de Queiroz Higher School of Agriculture (USP) (1970), master and doctor in Reproduction Physiology from the University of Iowa, USA (1977), and from the University of Illinois, USA (1986), respectively, “Kiko ”- as he was affectionately called by his colleagues – he dedicated most of his life working for agricultural development. He had experience in the area of ​​development and application of quality control protocols, to be used in beef cattle production systems.

At Embrapa Gado de Corte he took on some supervisory positions, program coordination, international coordinator and, in recent years, he acted as coordinator of the Good Agricultural Practices Program (BPA) – Beef Cattle.

His performance was also remarkable outside Embrapa, as coordinator of the Sectorial Consultative Chamber of the Beef Cattle of Mato Grosso do Sul, which is linked to the State Secretariat of Production and Tourism. He also acted as technical director, president, vice president and director of Sustainability at Associação Novilho Precoce – MS.

A milestone in his professional life was to coordinate the BPA Technical Committee, together with the Ministry of Agriculture, in addition to coordinating the BPA – Beef Cattle program nationwide. In the numerous interviews he gave about BPA, he emphasized that the program’s objective was to raise awareness and guide rural producers about the need to provide and ensure the supply of safe food, with quality attributes, from sustainable production systems to the consumer market. , that is, those that comply with environmental, labor laws and are economically viable.

The results of his professional career at Embrapa are marked in more than 80 publications as an author or co-author. Dr. Ezequiel do Valle deserved several awards, such as: Award for Excellence – coordinator of the Scientific Technical Team of the BPA Project, Embrapa; National Team Award – Partnership Category, as leader of the BPA project, Embrapa; National Team Award – Fundraising Category, BPA Project, Embrapa. He also received some recognition for his services to the City Council of Campo Grande (anabolic consultants) and, in 1977, from the Iowa State University of Science and Technology (USA).

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