How we produce?

GOOD FARMING PRACTICES

DAP develops its production based on a set of principles, standards and technical recommendations applicable to the production, processing and transportation of soybeans and corn, aimed at ensuring the protection of hygiene, human health and the environment, through environmentally friendly methods safe, hygienically acceptable and economically feasible. All this is synthesized in Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs).

USE AND SAFE HANDLING OF SOIL

For the DAP Group, the soil is one of the most important resources, due to which the protection of the soil is very important, for this reason DAP carries out the following activities:

  • Sampling and Soil Analysis, where the results are recorded that allow knowing some physical and chemical properties to program a fertilizer application plan.

  • Direct sowing, as one of the central elements in what is now called conservation agriculture; crop residues are distributed evenly and left on the surface of the soil; no implement is used to flip the soil, tillage it or incorporate crop residues.

  • Rotation of cultivation is essential for direct seeding because it promotes adequate levels of biomass to achieve a permanent dead cover; It also helps in the control of weeds, pests and diseases, as well as improving the physical structure of the soil.

  • After a very long succession of crops, the soil has exhausted its nutrients, so it is convenient to fertilize the soil to return them. This function can be done through the cultivation of other plants, and that is where the Green Fertilizers come in. These are also practices that the DAP Group develops.

    Land leveling, another of the important points since an effective leveling of the land will improve crop yield, reduce the amount of effort required to manage the crop, and increase grain quality.

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PRODUCTION TECHNOLOGIES

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Crop Management

DAP develops its agricultural production activities in three stages, based on these activities, guidelines are applied in which the Good Agricultural Practices are applied in each stage;

Sowing:
  • Professional treatment of seeds
  • Mechanization of sowing
Spray:
  • Preventive treatment of plantings
  • Growth monitoring
Harvest:
  • Mechanized harvesting of crops
  • Transportation to designated ports

Outsourcing of Agricultural Services

The DAP Group has contracted services from top-level professionals for the areas of mechanization of all their crops on the farms, in addition these professionals have the same opportunities for training, lectures and updates on crop management and agricultural and environmental practices for the good development of its activities.


Precision Agriculture (AP)

Precision agriculture is an important basis for the development of production activities for the DAP Group. The use of AP technologies helps to improve margins, through an increase in the value of yield, a reduction in the quantity of inputs or both simultaneously.

GOOD LIVESTOCK PRACTICES

The DAP Group is aware that the demands of globalization have shown the importance and necessity of converting Paraguayan livestock into more competitive production systems, with a long-term business vision and an internal organization designed to meet the needs of its customers and comply with environmental regulations and responsibilities.

The Cattle Production for the DAP group is based on 7 practices that at the same time comply with the triple line of results that the company seeks, these are the following;

1

Purchase of animals

  • Purchase of genetically adapted animals to the region.
  • The animals to buy are of the desmamante type (6 months).
  • Verification of origins

Productive
Performance

2 Cattle identification and identification
  • Individual identification of the animals and registration in the Agricultural Exploitation Registry.

3

Biosecurity and Animal Health

  • Plans focused on the control of sources and pathogens.

  • Procedures and sanitation programs in line with the World

  • Organization for Animal Health (OIE) and current local regulations.

  • Program execution by certified veterinary doctors.

4

Control of food, meadows and rations

  • Feed based on pastures (Brizanta Marandu).

  • Animal supplementation based on bales of grass, corn and protein salt.

5

Good management practices

  • Safe and healthy conditions in terms of infrastructure.

  • Humanitarian practices incorporated in the management processes.

  • Training and staff training.

6

Good environmental practices

  • It favors the production and accumulation of organic matter of natural formation.
  • Implementation of techniques that contribute to reduce the water footprint.
  • Protection of biodiversity

Environmental Performance

7

Relations with communities

  • Diffusion of activities to interest groups.

  • Involvement and active participation with social actors directly and indirectly linked to the productive process

Social Performance