Brazil, 10 April, 2012
The CESB (Strategic Committee Brazil Soybean) is a non profit organization created by professionals of several sectors who joined forces to focus on strategies for the Brazilian national soybean culture. Its objectives are to increase the soybean productivity and promote the latest production technologies throughout the country.
In 2010, CESB launched a challenge called ‘Desafio Nacional de Máxima Produtividade’ (national challenge for maximum productivity). The main principles of this challenge are durability and innovation. Cotecna was nominated as the official auditor for all soybean productivity of more than 5.400 kgs per hectare to ensure the respect of rules of the challenge. This Challenge is now in its 3rd year.
The project consists of defining a specific area of maximum 10 hectares and planting any variety of soybean using any approved treatment considered necessary. At the harvest period, the farmers then report their estimated productivity back to the CESB. Cotecna’s audits include the harvests and ensure that rules have been respected.
Click here to access the Challenge website and see the results.
Seen on national TV: Cotecna Brazil offers added value precision farming services
Cotecna is proud to have been interviewed for a programme recently aired on national Brazilian TV in which the ‘Desafio Nacional de Máxima Produtividade’ CESB Challenge was presented. It underlines the added value precision farming services offered by Cotecna to support the agri production in the field.
Click here to vision the video.
In January 2012, Matthieu Delorme, Chief Operating Office, Cotecna Trade Services SA, was asked to present a case study at the UNCTAD Global Commodities Forum, Palais des Nations, Geneva in which he referred to the CESB Challenge.
Click here for Matthieu Delorme’s case study for UNCTAD