Presentation on theme: "1 MAIZ= Corn AR= Argentine. 2 M A I Z A R Association of Argentine Institutiones and Businesses related to the Corn Value Chain. Increase profits of links."— Presentation transcript:
4 Argentine geography compared with US geography 1)Argentine has a very wide planting windows because its Ag belt is thin & long. 2)Because of the latitude & ocean influence, in the main Arg Ag area does not snow which means that is very efficient to feed livestock/cattle during winter time
5 Corn Value Chain Research and Development Farm Supplies Farming Industry And Consumpti on Trade And Exports Government
6 Corn Value Chain New hybrids 1. Research New areas: N east, N west, South Corn types: semident, flint, HVC, popcorn, etc Biotech approval method since 1991: Example to other LA countries
7 Interaction of genetics with farm practices 38 % 62 % 93 %
8 Corn Value Chain 20 Seed Companies 2. Seed & other supplies Biotech Events approved: Bt Corn: (Mon 810, Bt11, 176) RR Corn: (NK603) Glufosinate Tolerance:(T25) Biotech Events approved for farm testing: Corn Dwarf Virus (Mal de Río IV) Stack: RR+Bt Corn High Lisine Corn. Herculex
9 Source: Jefferson Davis Adoption Curves RR Soy, Bt & RR Corn
10 Corn Value Chain 3. Farming Fast Yield Increase: 1970: 25 qq/ha. 2003: 65qq/ha Direct drilling massively adopted: 70 % Crop area is increasing Corn crops are closer than 250 miles from ports. High yield and per hectare profit: 130 qq/ha Combines with GPS High tech growers: 50.000 farmers Significant growth potential Next 3 years 30 Additional Million Tons 10 Mhas suitable for area expansion
12 4. Industrialization Corn Value Chain Total domestic trade5.6 mill tons of corn Tot farm use 2.7 mill tons of corn GRAND TOTAL8.3 MILL Tons Ethanol: Legislation soon to be approved Anual Average Growth: above 10% 2010: Domestic Corn Consumption: 12 mill tons?
13 Corn Value Chain 5. Exports and Trade Exports. 10 millon metric Tons 2nd. World Exporter Private, efficient terminals by the river Parana & sea. Barge & train domestic transportation: Improving. Truck: Weakest link– Average age: above 15 years. Semident: appreciated due to its quality. Threats: Growing requirements in the EU and Japan regarding: mycotoxins, pesticide residues approach to biotechnology. Subsidies.
14 * FERTILE SOILS & NO LIMING NEEDED Key Success Factors : * EASY TO WORK : THE ENTIRE AGRICULTURAL AREA IS FLAT * CHEAP TRANSPORTATION: AGRICULTURAL AREA CROSSED BY A RIVER THAT FLOWS INTO THE OCEAN. * APPROPIATE WEATHER : TEMPLATE TEMPS. RAIN SEASON DURING THE NATURAL PLANTS CYCLE. * ADEQUATE LAND DISTRIBUTION PERMITS AN EASY TECHNOLOGICAL ADOPTION. * CONCENTRATED AG AREA : THE AG. AREA IS A 500 KM BY 1200 KM AREA. * FREE AG MARKET ENVIRONEMENT: NO GOV. INTERVENTION IN LAND DISTRIBUTION NOR IN WHAT FARMERS PLANT Argentine Corn Value Chain Competitiveness * EFFICIENT NATURAL DRAINAGE
15 M A I Z A R is: More Hectares Planted Higher Yield per Acre Higher Margins MAIZAR MAIZAR = Better businesses
16 Thanks for your kind attention, Johnny Avellaneda, President MAIZAR- Argentine Corn Association Phone: 005411 5031 2676 Email: email@example.com