THE BENEFITS OF PRODUCING IN CHILE

 

First of all, using the southern hemisphere for counter season production allows breeders to complete two crop cycles within one year.  The technical reasons behind this are:

› Favorable soil conditions

› Low levels of infestation and diseases due to the Mediterranean climate

› Chile is recognized for its brightness and high sun irradiation

› Supply of water for irrigation

› Temperatures of 9°C (48.2°F) at night and 28°C (82.4°F) during the day during planting season

› Geographic isolation (desert in the north, mountains to the east, below zero conditions in the south and ocean to the west)

› International recognition given to the Agricultural Ministry’s work through the Agricultural and Cattle Service (SAG)

› Good technical level and facilities

› Clear seed legislation

› Easy and swift import and export procedures and regulations

› The permanent presence of international seed companies that apply the latest information and procedures locally

 

› Stable banking system

› Good agricultural level of farmers, agronomists and technicians

› GMO production is not allowed for commercial purposes, only for seed production

› ANPROS (National Association of Seed Producers) uses GPS to monitor the seed fields of other companies online and set up the corresponding isolations

› Chile is allowed to certify according to OECD rules

› Chile is a member of UPOV for the protection of plant breeder rights

› There is well-known political and economic stability

 

 

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