Detalles del Proyecto

Sesame Production in the Western Region – Paraguayan Chaco

In this case, the trust project was carried out with Shirosawa Company S.A.C.I., a grain agro-exporting company with a long history in Paraguay. Its goal was that of supporting 36 sesame producers in the western part of the country (Chaco), associated to the “Cooperativa El Quebracho”.

During the survey, the need for technical training in good agricultural practices for these producers, the lack of equipment and technology for production and, consequently, the low productivity of their plots were confirmed.

The main threats that producers in the area face are: high soil degradation and the rainfall regime. These factors demand more technology for the implantation of their crops.

The project that was implemented in Teniente 1° Manuel Irala Fernández provided equipment to improve the productivity of their lands and as a result, improve the living conditions of their families. It covered the provision of inputs, technical assistance, the collection of production and marketing of their grains.

Shirosawa Company S.A.C.I. formalized a purchase contract with the producers, providing them with direct benefits such as seed supply, transportation service, technical assistance and competitive prices.

In addition, these small producers, by adding a significant volume of grains, managed to improve on the requirements currently demanded by the market: clean, dry and quality grains.

Shirosawa Company S.A.C.I.

Start Date

October 2018


36 producers associated with the El Quebracho Cooperative


Fidei: USD 150,437

Counterpart: USD 100,000


Presidente Hayes, Chaco


1° Manuel Irala Fernández