Sustainable Development

Pedro Falcato

Pedro Falcato has as degree in Agroindustrial Engineering from Instituto Superior de Agronomia and he is also a manager and founding partner of CONSULAI. He is currently responsible for the commercial management of the company.

After deciding to leave his functions in the Department of Production and Food Safety of the icecream factory IGLO - OLÁ, from the UNILEVER group, he took over, in 2001, CONSULAI’s commercial management, having held this position until the year 2009, in conjunction with the technical responsibility on some reference projects.

In 2010 he interrupted his full time dedication to CONSULAI to lead the general Direction of TERRA PREMIUM, a company established to internationalise traditional Portuguese gourmet products of a consortium of producers from different regions of Portugal.

In 2012 he returned to assume new functions in CONSULAI, contributing decisively to the development of the companies’ new business fields, such as ​​Markets and Internationalization and consolidating the company as a reference in the elaboration of New Product Development projects, fact recognized through the winning of the award BES-Innovation in the Agroindustrial category, with the Olive oil for Spreading project – Olive oil texturing.

In 2013, framed in the process of internationalization of Fruits, Vegetables and Portuguese Flowers’ sectors, he led CONSULAI’s technical team in Portugal Fresh’s - Association for the promotion of fruit, vegetables and flowers - internationalization initiatives.  This was one of the most professional and personal enriching projects that he has ever assumed. 

A qualification postgraduation in Management and Information Technology in the agricultural and agro-industrial sectors from INDEG, which he attended during the years 2002 and 2003, brought him several skills that he has applied over the first decade in CONSULAI’s activity. The postgraduation in Management & Business Consulting from ISEG, which he attended during the years 2012 and 2013, brought him increased skills that will be applied in the future to support the growth of CONSULAI in Portugal and also its internationalization.

"Fortune favours the bold" is a thought that will certainly continue to be present in his day-to-day, allowing him to continue to be bold and be protected by luck, in order to continue to assist CONSULAI’s activity development in the coming years!

Pedro Santos

Pedro Santos is a partner and Managing Director of CONSULAI.

Graduated in Agronomic Engineering at Instituto Superior de Agronomia in 1998, where he earned a rating of 20 points in his Final Graduation Project. He began his professional activity with projects related to agricultural parcels identification and surface control. 

When he held the position of General Secretary of the portuguese National Association of Maize and Sorghum producers (Associação Nacional de Produtores de Milho e Sorgo), he was challenged by Rui Almeida and Pedro Falcato to collaborate on a project to develop conservation technologies for fruit and vegetable products, which was the genesis of CONSULAI’s creation. 

In CONSULAI he has coordinated and participated in several projects with companies from the agricultural and agri-food sector in Portugal, Angola and Brazil. Besides that, the was 80g’s - company producing fresh cut fruit ready to eat- administrator and founding partner of Terra Premium, an exporting company of genuinely portuguese food products. 

The participation in the Masters for Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology, between 2001 and 2002, was an important contribution to his academic background. The post-graduation qualification in Management, from Universidade Nova de Lisboa, in 2010, was a very useful tool to improve the performance of his functions and enable monitoring the company's business growth and its organizational structure. 

He is currently the Agromais group Administrator, an agricultural producer in the West of Lisbon, an associate leader in APAS FLORESTA, in AFLOESTE and in APMR&A and he is also coordinator of the post-graduation program in Agribusiness from IDEFE/ISEG.

Apart of his passion for agriculture, he’s a staunch supporter of the football team Sport Lisboa Benfica and a drooling father of three children.

One of the life principles he mostly sees himself is in the words of Albert Einstein: "The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary."

Producers Organizations

CONSULAI has been strengthening, before the paradigm of national agriculture of small and medium scale, the need for it to gain greater competitiveness by increasing the production organization. Only then, one can get the size and volume leading to balanced forces between the various agents in the agri-food value chain. To this end, CONSULAI provides counseling services to all companies, associations or producers that wish to create a producer organization (PO) or join an existing PO. Specialized support for the operation of their organizational structures is also provided. These services include:

  • For existing POs:
    • POs’ statutes and internal rules adaptation
    • Application to the operational program for the horticultural sector POs

    • Coordination and management of the operational program
    • POs’ fusion
    • Constitution of POs’ associations
    • Maintenance of general and specific conditions for recognition as a PO
    • Interlocution with the governmental authorities
  • For constitution of POs:
    • Analysis of the general and specific conditions for recognition as a PO
    • Support in the drafting of the statutes and internal rules
    • Application to the operational program for the POs of the horticultural sector
    • Coordination and management of the operational program
    • Submission of the application for recognition as a PO
    • Interlocution with the governmental authorities

Sales Director

Pedro Falcato

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Tel: (+351) 919 924 863

Thematic Workshops

CONSULAI explores, through workshops conduction in a very practical way, specific areas of interest, always delivered by highly qualified professionals with wide experience in the discussed subjects.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sales Director

Pedro Santos

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Tel: (+351) 917 969 130

Case Studies

Synergia

Campus Syn M

References

"A young, dynamic and very competent team." Clara Roque do Vale (Monte da Capela)

Industrial Licensing

Subject to industrial licensing are the establishments where it is exercised one or more industrial activities, covering all agri-food industries, regardless of size, number of employees, equipment and other factors of production.

CONSULAI has an extensive experience in this field and provides the following services:

  • Preparation of necessary disclosures
  • Organization process according to the requirements by the coordinating entity
  • Presentation of models required by coordinating entities
  • Monitoring of the Industrial Licensing Process with competent authorities

 

 

 

 

Sales Director

Pedro Falcato

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Tel: (+351) 919 924 863

References

"A young, dynamic and very competent team." Clara Roque do Vale (Monte da Capela)