Presentation on theme: "AGRICULTURE IN PARAGUAY Minister: Jorge Gattini London, november 2014."— Presentation transcript:
AGRICULTURE IN PARAGUAY Minister: Jorge Gattini London, november 2014
PARAGUAY Landlocked country. Producer and exporter of agricultural products, meat and electricity.
RANKING First largest net Exporter of electricity and organic sugar. Second largest Producer and Exporter of Stevia (Ka'a He'e). Second largest Producer of Tung. Third largest Producer and exporter of Yerba Mate (Ilex paraguaiensis).
Third largest Fleet barges (2,200 units with 200 tugboats), after the US and China. Fourth largest Exporter of soybeans, charcoal, cassava starch and soy oil. Fifth largest Exporter of soya flour and chia. Sixth largest soybean Producer. Sixth largest Exporter of maize. Seventh largest Exporter of beef.
PRODUCTION POTENTIAL OF CHACO REGION 10.000.000 HECTARES FOR POTENCIAL PRODUCTION PRINCIPAL USES ARE PEANUT, SORGHUM, SOYBEANS, SESAME, COTTON, SUGARCANE AND OTHER TROPICAL CROPS LIVESTOCK AND DAIRY PRODUCTION.
AGRICULTURAL EXPANSION IN EASTERN REGION Applied technology: Green Manure and Direct Seeding (zero tillage) PRESENTLY, 5.000.000 HECTARES ARE BEING USED. THAT EXTENSION CAN BE DUPLICATED. (SOY, RICE WHEAT AND OTHERS)
TIMELINE OF PLANTINGS MORE THAN THREE CROPS PER YEAR
New high protein wheat varietiesNew high protein wheat varieties Paraguayan Wheat (13- 5-14%) vs. Argentinean Wheat (10-12%)Paraguayan Wheat (13- 5-14%) vs. Argentinean Wheat (10-12%) QUALITY OF WHEAT AND SOYBEANS Soy profat 48%.Soy profat 48%. High quality Protein and Grease.High quality Protein and Grease.
OPPORTUNITIES IN THE AGRO SECTOR Stevia Rebaudiana Bertoni Rice varieties Production of fruits and vegetables Cassava, sugar cane and yucca Freshwater shrimp Items commodities Irrigation Fertilizers Chain of sesame Chain balanced Cereal production Organic production Apiculture Floriculture Biofuels Cotton
From 2014, Paraguay is the only member State of MERCOSUR benefited from the Generalized System of Preferences Plus (GSP Plus) of the UE, with preferential tariffs in more than 6500 products