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1 1 MAIZ= Corn AR= Argentine

2 2 M A I Z A R Association of Argentine Institutiones and Businesses related to the Corn Value Chain. Increase profits of links Social & Economic Development

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4 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 5 Corn Value Chain Research and Development Farm Supplies Farming Industry And Consumpti on Trade And Exports Government

6 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 7 Interaction of genetics with farm practices 38 % 62 % 93 %

8 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 9 Source: Jefferson Davis Adoption Curves RR Soy, Bt & RR Corn

10 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: farmers Significant growth potential Next 3 years 30 Additional Million Tons 10 Mhas suitable for area expansion

11 11 CORN: CHARACTERISTIS & PLANTING ZONES

12 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 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 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 15 M A I Z A R is: More Hectares Planted Higher Yield per Acre Higher Margins MAIZAR MAIZAR = Better businesses

16 16 Thanks for your kind attention, Johnny Avellaneda, President MAIZAR- Argentine Corn Association Phone:


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