British technology to improve efficiency at large farm in Paraguay
Agri-EPI Centre has been awarded funding to establish a pilot Agri-Tech demonstration facility in Paraguay. The facility will be used to demonstrate the benefit of UK developed technology to improve the efficiency and productivity of agriculture in Paraguay. Once up and running, the facility can provide an excellent launchpad for UK Agri-Tech to be deployed in other key South American markets.
Paraguay commercial business
Paraguay business and trade regulations are attractive for businesses wishing to trade within the South American trade block (Mercosur). The collaboration with one of Paraguayan leading farmers, was developed from a recent UK Department of International Trade visit to Paraguay with support from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office. The Agri-EPI Centre team has built upon this relationship and is active in developing the pilot.
The team has identified opportunities to manage cattle nutrition more precisely by installing systems to monitor cattle. It may be possible to reduce calf losses from scan to wean and increase gross profit margin. This could lead to win-wins for Paraguayan farmers and UK companies. Next steps include the installation of solutions, kick start Proof of Concept and gather baseline data.
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