The lack of dollars that affects the import of inputs from abroad hits the productive chain linked to the field. This occurs in a framework of three consecutive years of drought, which severely depleted the coffers of the producers.
In this context, we communicated with Enrique Flaiban, CEO of Grupo Los Grobo, one of the main agro-exporters in Argentina, who spoke about the situation of the agricultural sector in the country.
"The field is a constant challenge, a constant search to mitigate both external and local risk," shot Flaiban, who later completed: "We created a digital platform called Mauá to consult weather situations and market prices to take into account when to invest”.
"Unfortunately, no one foresaw this drought, the situation is critical in the coarse harvest and that affects the fine one," shot the interviewee. "I visited some areas and the producers are waiting for the next heavy harvest," he added.
Regarding the agricultural dollar, Flaiban said: "The agricultural dollar depends on the commercial structure of each company but obviously it has not met the government's expectations." “We want to see how we make up for the losses from the drought,” he explained.
"Our seed production volumes are not very large, we are betting that there will be a change in the rules of the game," shot the interviewee. "We have grown 50% in our presence in the last 4 years, we seek to bring a competitive proposal to the producer," he added.
Finally, Flaiban spoke about the digitization of the sector: "We are looking to develop various administrative processes with producers via digital. Artificial intelligence can allow small advances in the short term.”
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