April 2020- Argentina has developed various types of specific techniques in seeding, the No-till agriculture, that specific way to produce have an impact on yields and results. Also have boomed the seed industry tolerant to herbicides and insecticides. Also the different types of adaptation of the cycle.
Argentina has developed successful soybean adapted to long cycles or short, or also the salinity traits could also make a clear difference. Local Argentine breeders have expanded to new markets, companies like Don Mario expanded to the United States or France, and Santa Rosa Semillas expanded to South Africa and other markets. As a national interest, one of the biggest economies in Africa wants to improve its production of soybean to get a clear result, save millions in imports. South Africa is an actual client of Santa Rosa Semillas.
The fair NAMPO many time have local participants related to machinery, or seed breeders, many times just meetings to the exchanged experience of how is produce in the two countries.
2020- Santa Rosa Semillas global expansion:
We published in the last days the plans of the bigger soybean seed breeders in Argentina, we cover the actual plans for the company, the company has developed five types of soybean seeds for the South African market. Check all the data related to the local production here:
2018- We presented Santa Rosa Semillas at the beginning of our site:
The company and its characteristics, the company was born in 90´with the fusion of many local cooperatives from Santa Fe province. The company patented 30 varieties of soybean from 2010-2018. The total varieties registered were 42. The company also was developing at that moment a variety of soybean tolerant of drought. At this moment the main market of the company was Latin America but it started as it has participation in South Africa. Click here to know more about the company:
Excellent results in South Africa exhibition by Santa Rosa Semillas:
In March of 2019, we cover the exhibition of Santa Rosa Semillas in South Africa. We add the details of the business plans of the management and also how they were developing the seed and the perspective to develop high yields in the country. The perspective of one million of hectares planted in South Africa is crucial to understand the potential market. One of the topics of the Argentine company to South Africa was the launching of a local subsidiary with a South African company, click here to know more:
2019- Rizobacter and its role in soybean production by the use of inoculants:
Rizobacter made an alliance with Seed Co (One of the biggest seeds companies of Africa), and also was promoted by an NGO (Farm Inputs Promotion Africa) to provide inoculants that added to better genetics could improve yields in African countries. In February of 2019, we publish an article related to approval of Rizobacter´s inoculants in Tanzania:
Africa Imports machinery from Argentina:
In October 2019. A local media wrote: Argentina exports machinery to Africa, specially seeders but also machinery related to sugarcane. Africa keeps doing many of the agricultural work based on the human workforce, just a little part of farmers use machinery, 10%.
The main markets for Argentina are Egypt but also South Africa. We also export tractors, hoppers, tillage. In August of 2019, Pierobon an Argentine machinery company export seeders to South Africa, the company have export many products in the last decade, it has also exported different types of seeders related to the local demand. Pierobon also developed an export market in Eastern Europe, including a seeder to Bulgaria in March of this year 2020.
Doble TT exports to Africa:
Another market is Nigeria and Zambia. Doble TT exported machinery related to sugarcane production. The company that bought it is Dangote Sugar, related to sugar production in this continent. In March of this year, the company exported 8 Seeders of Sugarcane and 45 dump wagons. Six of the seeders were made in Argentina and two in Brazil. Twentynine of the wagons was made in Argentina and sixteen in Brazil.
The No-Till method was developed in Argentina and now is exported to many African countries like Sierra Leona and Ghana. The machines were bought by WARC (West African Rice Company) a GMO centered in improving nutrition in Western-Africa. The company wants to improve yields in corn, rice, and soybean and improve the potential for African agriculture in this region. The company bought a hopper of 9000 liters. The company had plans to buy more hoppers in the near future.
Apache exports seeders to many African countries:
Apache exports seeders to Africa, to many countries especially an old client in South Africa. Also, the company added many markets as Kenya, Botswana, Zambia, and Nigeria. In Ghana, the company exported a model called Apache 450. The company is helped to advertise the benefits of No-Till agriculture thanks to AAPRESID (Argentine No-Till Farmers Association).
Metalúrgica Maipu exports machinery related to cotton production:
The company has exported recently to Angola and Mozambique, its exports are related to cotton production and processing. The company also produces parts for deposits and stocking facilities.
Pauny (Argentina Company) Exported tractors to Africa:
The company exported twenty-two tractors to Africa of its own models, Audaz, Evo Articulados, and Evo asistidos.
Apache exported a seeder to Egypt:
The company has exported before to South Africa, Angola, Nigeria, Zimbabwe, and Kenya. To this list of countries, the company added Egypt, exporting the seeder 54000, the first seeder exported to that country. The cultivars that will allow the machine are: corn, sunflower, soybean, sorghum and, sugar beet.
Argentina Exported Know-How to Guinea-Conakry:
October 2019- Argentine farmers have developed expertise in no-till agriculture and also have an association (AAPRESID) No-Till Agriculture Farmers Association. The entity has an international program and on it, a local agriculture engineer Nicolás Bronzobich and Eric Aguirre have instructed local guinea farmers to develop corn and soybean cultivars.
The country has many underdeveloped lands. The traditional export cultivars are rice and peanuts. The soybean and corn are consumed locally and not exported. The local lands have the capacity to develop higher yields and reduce poverty easily without cutting more local vegetation. Many of the problems of this market are the lack of infrastructure that makes it harder to plan the needs of seed in the correct time with the no-till system. This plan to improve the production of this country was financed by the African Development Bank. AAPRESID has developed a partnership with Guinean Agriculture Institute and The Presidential Initiative to Farmers Development. INTA (Agricultural Technological National Institute).