Supply Capacity > Argentina

Adaptations and production systems implemented in the sector of persons with disabilities in the production of textile manufactures

Support is being given through the Argentine National Industrial Technology Institute to Pro Bolivia from 2011. Results include:

  • Consolidation of the Taller de El Alto, a pilot project for the development of textile production centres for persons with disabilities;
  • The first garment made;
  • Strengthening of the textile sector through the inclusion in the labour market of persons with disabilities;
  • Improved relations between institutions.

Added value and quality in the production of dairy derivatives in Arequipa and Cajamarca, Peru

Support is being given through the Argentine National Industrial Technology Institute to the Peruvian Ministry of Production from 2011. Results include:

  • Courses on milk quality control planned, including the physical-chemical and microbiological parameters for cheese factories;
  • The capacity of National Industrial Technology Institute Lácteos placed at the disposal of laboratories to assist in the implementation of quality systems;
  • Information and production knowledge transferred, allowing SMEs to improve their productive skills and know-how and to supply the market with quality innovative products to ensure their sustainability.

Cross-border technical cooperation programme in fish farming

Support was given through the Argentine Secretariat of State for Cooperative and Mutual Action, Trade and Integration to the Paraguayan local government of Itapúa for the period 2008-2011. Results included:

  • Creation of a coordination panel with the participation of technical experts from the district;
  • Creation of an area of aquaculture within the Secretariat of Production and Development of the local government of Itapúa;
  • Development of aquaculture programmes and activities in the municipal districts involved (Gobernación, Obligado, Bella Vista);
  • Surveys of over 150 properties belonging to producers;
  • 76 producers selected and trained in fish farming techniques under the CARPA programme;
  • 12 training modules given;
  • 42 ponds sown;
  • 3,065 kg of fish harvested (February-April 2011);
  • 11 district reference figures trained;
  • 111 ponds built or modified;
  • Income for producers increased to 38,568,000 Paraguayan guarani (only sales March 2011);
  • Training provided in construction of taluses and ponds by municipal engineers and private individuals;
  • Training provided in the construction of structures by district reference figures and local bricklayers;
  • Total estimated investment by Paraguay (local government + councils + producers) of 1,147,000,000. Paraguayan guarani.

Design, added value and quality in the production of garments of camelid fibres in Arequipa and Lima, Peru

Support was given through the Argentine National Industrial Technology Institute to the Peruvian Ministry of Production for the period 2010-2011. Results included:

  • Improvements in productive skills and know-how, achieving innovative designs and generating added value in natural camelid fibres or mixtures;
  • Producers from three cities beginning to develop their own collections, moving away from the usual copy made of foreign products.

Development of small and medium-sized enterprises

Support is being given through the Argentine National Industrial Technology Institute to the Ecuadorian Ministry of Industries and Productivity for the period 2011-2013. Expected results include:

  • Cooperation towards the productive development of Ecuadorian industries; and
  • Promotion of the active participation of the ministry in the development of SMEs in the country.

Development of the meat sector and by-products, Ecuador

Support is being given through the Argentine National Industrial Technology Institute to the Ecuadorian Ministry of Industries and Productivity for the period 2011-2013. Results include:

  • Optimization of the productive use of raw materials and electrical and thermal energy, water and fossil fuels;
  • Implementation of energy efficiency actions and measures to achieve cleaner production;
  • Implementation of environmental services and cogeneration and/or self-generation systems with renewable energy; and
  • Definition of macro standards and strategies for the design and reengineering of industrial processes, products and services based on industrial eco-efficiency.

Dissemination and incorporation of production models in dairy farms, divided into zones for different categories of producers, Panama

Support is being given through the Argentine Escuela Superior Integral de Lechería to the National Directorate of Livestock of the Ministry of Agricultural Development (MIDA) of Panama from 2012. Results include:

  • Meetings for producers held on farms and a general meeting for technical experts involved specifically in the livestock area;
  • Identification of the main problem in the primary production of meat and milk in the region as being one of feeds and nutrition, leading to a rapid change in the orientation of the planned objective, taking as a basis, or as pillars of dairy and meat production: Nutrition, Health, Animal Reproduction and Improvement;
  • Interviews conducted with14 family groups;
  • 3 meetings held with producers on their farms;
  • 7 interviews and visits to MIDA zonal agencies (meeting with technical experts and directors in each zone).

Drawing up and implementation of a bi-national work plan for commercial forestry plantations

Support is being given through the Argentine Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries Directorate of Forestry Production to the Mexican National Forestry Commission for the period 2011-2013. Expected results include strengthening of exchange and of technical and scientific cooperation in the forestry sector, and particularly in the design of policies to promote the planting, management and rapid development of commercial forestry plantations, by means of the exchange of information, technologies, technical know-how and experiences.

Fish farming in Paraguay

In association with JICA, the objective of this project is to diversify the production of small farmers, improve the nutrition of their families and provide them with a higher income. The initiative is undertaken by the Faculty of Veterinary Science of the Universidad Nacional de Asunción in conjunction with the Argentine National Agricultural Technology Institute, National Institute of Industrial Technology (INTI) and Bureau of Aquaculture of the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and fisheries.

Latin American course in food self-production and local development

In this course, held jointly with JICA every year, professionals from all over Latin America are trained on the basis of the Argentine Pro Huerta programme and National Food Security Plan.

Management for the Competitiveness and Quality of Tourist Destinations

Support was given through the Argentine Ministry of Tourism to the Paraguayan National Secretariat of Tourism for the period 2011-2012. The project was implemented successfully, with training offered to the public and private sectors, as a result of which 11 companies already display the badge of the SIGO Programme.

Obtaining functional foods and other related products by means of microencapsulation of substances of nutritional interest

Support is being given through the Argentine National Industrial Technology Institute to the Universidad Iberoamericana de Mexico for the period 2011-2013. Expected results include:

  • Social benefit through the consolidation of regional references in technological development of innovative food products through training of the National Industrial Technology Institute work group in the development of new microencapsulated products, created by means of spray drying;
  • Exchange of knowledge and experiences to promote innovation in the area of functional foods in Latin America;
  • Promotion of the development of innovative food products more rapidly and efficiently; and
  • An increase in the scientific and technical level of professionals from both countries in learning and managing microencapsulation techniques.

Prohuerta Programme, Haiti

Even if this programme was not conceived of as a tool for supporting trade, its focus on strengthening the social fabric of Haiti and the capacities of the state contributes indirectly to the development of trade.

The network approach the programme uses has allowed for its rapid acceptance in a context such as the Haitian countryside, which has many social organizations, including women’s, farmers’ and church groups etc. These associations work at the local level, linking the programme with voluntary promoters who receive the necessary training to teach families how to run their gardens and multiply the effects of the programme. These promoters, true community leaders, are trained by a technical team of 23 Haitian agronomists, led by a national coordinator, also Haitian, who liaises with officials and specialists from the Ministry of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Rural Development. Both the national coordinator and the technicians are trained by Argentine National Agricultural Technology Institute experts who travel frequently to the country, and also in various workshops held during visits to Argentina.

Prohuerta Haiti has not only produced synergy among civil society organizations in Haiti, but also driven complex institutional coordination in Argentina to support the growth of the programme. The National Agricultural Technology Institute provides experts that initiate the chain of training. The Haitian Ministry of Social Development provides the seeds, a key input in this phase of the programme, which it is hoped will be replaced through local production in the coming years.

Research and technological development in conservation/precision agriculture when under irrigation for the most important agricultural crops in north-western Mexico

Support is being given through the Argentine National Agricultural Technology Institute to the Universidad Iberoamericana de Mexico for the period 2011-2013. Expected results include:

  • Creation of evaluation, validation and technology transfer modules to determine the feasibility of direct sowing in experimental fields and with the cooperation of producers;
  • Technical and economic demonstration of the different farming methods in terms of yield, cost and environmental impact;
  • Promotion of the adoption of the technology resulting from a technology transfer programme involving the different sectors of production;
  • Generation of technology for closely controlled water management, fertilizers and quality of seeding;
  • Verification of the diagnostic capacity of the Green Seeker sensor to determine the need for complementary fertilization of wheat and maize crops with nitrogen; and
  • Validation of the technology generated.

Strengthening of capacities in the health and reproductive management of dairy cattle in the La Libertad region, Peru

Support was given through the Argentine National Agricultural Technology Institute to the regional government of La Libertad in 2010. Results included:

  • 100 per cent of proposed goals reached;
  • Producers correctly applying the know-how acquired in animal feeding, livestock management, reproductive and health control;
  • Adoption of conservation techniques for pastures and fodder, and, most importantly, identification of the best moment for use.

Strengthening of knowledge in the functioning of municipal abattoirs

Support is being given through the Argentine National Industrial Technology Institute to the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources of El Salvador for the period 2012-2013. Results include helping fulfil the objectives of the National Programme of Improvement in Municipal Abattoirs, which include guaranteeing the population the consumption of meats in suitable sanitary conditions, preventing the contamination of bodies of water and other natural resources by waste from abattoirs, ensuring municipal councils reach sustainability in the management of abattoirs and generating trainers in the knowledge acquired and used for improved management in preventing environmental impacts as well as for their mitigation. Attempts will also be made to reverse the environmental damage caused by these abattoirs in the absence of adequate management.

Strengthening of the productive capacity of sugar cane in San Buenaventura, Bolivia

Support is being given through the Argentine Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries to the Bolivian Ministry of Rural Development and Lands from 2011. In the first phase, internships in Argentina are being held to demonstrate the experiences of the National Agricultural Technology Institute in technology extension and transfer together with its organizational structure. The project addresses aspects inherent in the physiology of sugar cane and the importance of the factors that intervene in this process.

Strengthening of the textile clothing value chain in Paraguay, and design improvements in different areas

Support was given through the Argentine National Agricultural Technology Institute to the Universidad Nacional de Asunción in Paraguay for the period 2008-2010. Results included:

  • 150 persons, design students, industrialists, clothing manufacturers and independent designers trained;
  • The 2010 Fashion Circuit held in Asunción, with an interpretation service for all information on clothing, accessories, footwear and textiles in an organized, systematic fashion for entrepreneurs and designers.

Technical assistance and training in processing wines in the Valle de Tacna, Peru

Support is being given through the Argentine National Agricultural Technology Institute to Tacna Regional Government for the period 2010-2013. Results include:

  • In-depth training in wine tasting for professionals and wine producers;
  • Innovation in the wine production process with the use of processing technologies;
  • Improvements in wine quality with the application of new techniques and health aspects during production;
  • Training provided for 60 professionals, and training in wine tasting for 30 professionals.

Technical strengthening in processing dairy derivatives in the Puno region, Peru

Support was given through the Argentine National Industrial Technology Institute to the Peruvian National Training Service in Industrial Work (SENATI) in the period 2010-2012. Results included:

  • Technology transfer in cheese production and milk quality for 25 technical professionals of the SENATI;
  • A multiplier effect achieved, since the trained professionals provided technical assistance to 1,500 producers of milk and derivatives from the Puno region, distributed in 9 districts and 4 provinces of the Altiplano.

Technical training for wheat production in Bolivia

Support is being given through the Argentine Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries to the Bolivian Ministry of Rural Development and Lands from 2011. Results expected are improvements in average yields in wheat production.

Technological development for the semi-commercial production of mycorrhizae between Argentina and Colombia

Support is being given through the Universidad de Buenos Aires Faculty of Exact and Natural Sciences to the Universidad Nacional de Colombia for the period 2011-2013. Expected results include a multidisciplinary study producing enhanced theoretical and applied knowledge necessary to introduce these organisms into the management of different agricultural systems, reducing the use of agro-chemicals and the consequent loss of microbial diversity.

Training and technical assistance in improving the quality of fibre and meat of camelids (llamas and alpacas)

Support is being given through the Argentine Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries to the Bolivian Ministry of Rural Development and Lands from 2011. Results include:

  • Bolivian standards (NB 961, 962, 963, 964) adjusted for camelid fibres and threads in coordination with IBNORCA;
  • The National Institute for Agricultural and Forestry Research Innovation promoting the purchase of an OFDA 2000 and 3 new projects in animal and plant health and food safety drawn up and submitted to the Bolivian Deputy Minister of Public Investment and External Financing;
  • An emphasis on acting according to the needs of livestock breeders and artisans, promoting the formation of associations and focusing on value added rather than primary production;
  • Design by the National Industrial Technology Institute team of an intervention methodology geared towards enhancing the profile of each beneficiary (technical experts, artisans, public officials, members of small enterprises).

Training and technical assistance programme in good agricultural practices for the olive-growing sector, and good manufacturing practices and hazard analysis and critical control points for processing table olives

Support was given through the Argentine National Agricultural Technology Institute to the Commission for the Promotion of Peru in Exports and Tourism in 2010. Results included 40 professionals receiving training in the implementation of good agricultural practices and in the adoption of safe, healthy foods.

Training in formulating balanced rations for dairy cattle, and technical assistance in formulating national policy on milk production in Bolivia

Support is being given through the Argentine Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries to the Bolivian Ministry of Rural Development and Lands from 2011. Results include:

  • Definition of the three basins where the project could be implemented: Altiplano, Cochabamba and Santa Cruz;
  • Development of organizational awareness of producers and the existence of Lacteosbol as a state enterprise;
  • Drawing up of a training plan in food, nutrition and ration formulation;
  • Training for 165 technical experts and producers;

Internship in Argentina for 9 technical experts and producers from all over the country to learn about Argentine dairy supply chain, different production installations and systems, problems, proposals for streamlining and articulation being carried out by the Argentine Under-Secretariat of Milk Production

Training in preventing loss of harvests and post-harvesting of maize and potato

Support is being given through the Argentine Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries to the Bolivian Ministry of Rural Development and Lands from 2011. Results include:

  • Producers from Potosí purchasing machinery for work on the potato harvest;
  • The National Institute for Agricultural and Forestry Research Innovation and the Ministry of Rural Development and Lands increasing their presence in the production process, leading the training of producers in mechanization and cultivation in general;
  • Modernization of the sector and increased scientific cooperation and commercial links between the two countries;
  • Integration and training of small producers of maize seed and inclusion of women in the decision-making process of the production unit.