Until Saturday, the provincial government accompanies businessmen from Santa Fe on a technical mission in Canada, a leading country in the production and export of legumess. The delegation, headed by the Secretary of Agro-Food, Maria Eugenia Carrizo, includes 10 companies specializing in the primary production, collection, processing and internal and external marketing of various legumes.
theThe mission, coordinated by the province’s Department of Foreign Trade and the Federal Council on Investment (CFI), seeks to nurture a production knowledge network to improve legume farming systems and design strategies that add value to primary production, as well as learn more about Canada’s biotechnology and industrial potential.
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Regarding the mission, Carrizo explained that “it was an initiative of the provincial government and it is part of the regional leguminous table work agenda. One of the main objectives is to learn about the different processing processes of the crop in order to add value to it in our province, such as going through the different crops in the field to improve Production and quality systems.
Meanwhile, Minister of Foreign Trade German Borcher emphasized that “the secretariat’s programs focus on increasing the number of small and medium-sized exporting companies and that these exports are value-added. The purpose of the exploratory missions is to discover technology, development and new trends that can be implemented in regional production processes. In this way, a producer Like peas, with a high added value proposition, it manages to achieve greater commercial impact, generates professionalism in operations and differentiation at the global level.”
During the first day, the delegation visited Roquette Canada, a world leader in plant-based ingredients for food, animal nutrition, pharmaceuticals and industrial products that since 1933 has operated the largest pea protein plant in the world. He also made connections with Nutripea, which for the past 40 years has specialized in manufacturing high quality proteins and starches derived from yellow peas. In addition, field trips have been conducted with pea and yellow bean producers.
The delegation also visited the Richardson Center for Food Technology and Research, a modern building located on the campus of the University of Manitoba. The center connects researchers from the College of Agricultural and Food Sciences to the food and agricultural value chain by engaging in collaborative research and development activities.
Companies from Santa Fe dedicated to primary production, assembly, retail, internal and external marketing, such as Jewell Especialidades SA, Uranga Trading SA, Agrofin Agrochemicals SA, Don Elio SA, Matresfood Trading SRL, AFA, Cooperativa Godoy, ByO and Ronalb SRL In addition, participate in the task. There is agronomist Gabriel Prieto, president of Inta Arroyo Seco Aaencia, specialist and national standard in legumes.