The “Economic Improvement of Family Farming through specialized technical assistance in white sesame and corn crops” Project was carried out in the San Rosa del Aguaray district, about 250 km from the capital, with the support of a sesame agro-export company and Chia, Agro Nebai SA.
In this area, the main production activity is basic grains (corn-poro) and sesame as a cash crop, which is grown in small plots. This project sought to enable small producers, some 200 families, to produce white sesame, while providing solutions to three key aspects of the families’ production and food security problems: increasing production per hectare, training products in good agricultural practices and securing the market.
To this end, worked was done on developing demonstration plots of crops that achieved greater productivity and as a means of instruction for small producers. raining sessions in good agricultural practices were also held, and a traceability system was established that committed the same producer throughout the chain.
To guarantee the market, joint marketing agreements were signed between producer organizations and the company Agro Nebai S.A. Prior to this, training was carried out on the concept of joint marketing aimed at increasing production in volume and quality.
In this way, the producers had access to training, managed to mechanize their plots and received the inputs on time, key aspects that finally gave greater profitability and income for families.
Agro Nebai S.A.IMPLEMENTER
200 producer families
Fidei: USD 28,000
Counterpart: USD 46,018
Santa Rosa del Aguaray