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Argentina to export silo bag technology to Mexico

Thursday 29 April 2021
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Within the context of the strengthening of bilateral relations between Argentina and Mexico, which includes the entry of Argentine meat into the Mexican market and an improvement in the conditions for the export of legumes, the Mexican government confirmed the progress made on the incorporation of Argentine technology through the silo bag system, which includes a cooperation agreement between both countries to access Mexican agricultural innovations.

Yesterday, the Argentine Ambassador, Carlos Tomada, along with the Secretary of Agriculture and Rural Development of Mexico, Víctor Villalobos Arámbula, visited the facilities of the Villadiego Technology Development Center in Guanajuato, where Argentine silo bags are used. During the visit, which gathered a hundred producers, agroindustrial representatives, researchers and state and federal authorities, the Mexican official stated that this technology “is a viable alternative for the production, logistic and trade process of grains in the country, which will benefit small- and medium-scale production.”

Tomada also highlighted the level of technological innovation and technical information exchange between both countries and asserted that grain storage in silo bags is an asset that will be boosted by the agricultural sector in Mexico.

He also stressed that this has been possible due to the joint efforts of the public and private sectors and the joint work of Argentina’s agri-food scientists and productive sectors. “We have a long way to go, together, in the primary sector,” he added.

The agreement for the incorporation of Argentine silo bags was made within the context of the visit paid by President Alberto Fernández to Mexico last February, at the invitation of his counterpart Andrés Manuel López Obrador, with whom he signed agreements on agricultural matters. This decision is part of a trade strengthening strategy with Mexico, implemented by the Foreign Minister, Felipe Solá, and the Secretary for International Economic Relations, Jorge Neme, which has already resulted in the entry of Argentine meat into the Mexican market and the unrestricted quotas on bean exports.

This Argentine technology combines a kit of grain filling and extraction machinery and storage in silo bags, with the goal of substantially improving farm productivity and competitiveness in order to lower logistics costs, in a context where many Mexican producers do not have adequate facilities, resulting in substantial losses of grains and oleaginous plants.

Tecnología de silobolsas a México