Innovation and Good Practices
Innovation is one of the main assets responsible for maintaining a company in constant growth in an increasingly globalized world, and with constant changes in short periods of time. For these reasons, AMAGGI has been attentive to new market demands and trends, which allow for greater production and growth with ethical and sustainability guarantees, for current and future generations. Therefore, the company has invested in stimulating new practices, technologies and processes in order to render its businesses activities, and agribusiness itself, more efficient and sustainable, with economic and socio-environmental benefits.
We are part of the “AgriHub Space” initiative, where we support the development of startups focused on bringing innovative solutions to the entire agribusiness chain, from cultivation and storage, to the logistics system.
Through these initiatives, in addition to supporting new entrepreneurs, we hope to make processes more efficient in terms of the use of resources and inputs, reducing the environmental impact on the entire chain.
In partnership with SENAI, the National Service for Industrial Training, we have developed a technical course in Agro-Computing, with the aim of teaching, training, employing and retaining qualified local labor.
We also offer scholarships to support and develop low-income youngsters from public schools, through the André and Lucia Maggi Foundation and our AMAGGI Agro business area.
We have invested and expanded the production of renewable energy and zero greenhouse gas emissions. We currently have small hydroelectric plants and solar panels. Today the production of renewable energy from these sources has the capacity to supply more than 100% of all electricity consumed by the company.
Weather Radar for Agriculture:
We have invested in innovative processes, such as monitoring and analyzing the microclimate in real time, through the 1st meteorological radar entirely dedicated to agriculture in the state of Mato Grosso. Installed at the Tucunaré farm, in Sapezal, the radar covers a radius of 100 km, reaching the Água Quente farm and others close belonging to AMAGGI’s partner farmers. The instrument aims to assist in the day-to-day decision making on agricultural operations, which are always subject to climatic variations.
We carry out production monitoring, supported by precision farming tools. With the increasingly effective use of connectivity in the field, we automate soy planting, cultivation and harvesting processes focusing on increasing productivity. Thus, we monitor our planting areas in real time, 24 hours a day, every day.
As a result of the technologies applied in the field, our farms end up gaining not only in productivity and efficiency, but in less use of inputs and greenhouse gas emissions.
We constantly invest in research and development of biological pest and disease control. As a result, we have more a sustainable agriculture, with less use of chemical pesticides.
We carry out direct planting on our farms, also known as no-till farming, which is a type of management that preserves the soil and its beneficial microorganisms. It also improves soil fertility by retaining organic matter, prevents erosion, and reduces CO2 emissions.
Different Modality Operation
We operate with different modes of transport in order to make the flow of grains and fibers ever more efficient and sustainable: road, rail and waterway.
We here highlight the river navigation in the Northwest Export Corridor (waterways through the Madeira and Amazonas rivers). It covers 1,100 kilometers by barge, whose grain loading capacity represents approximately 45 trucks for one single barge. In terms of greenhouse gas emissions, this represents a minimum reduction of 36% of CO2 emitted per ton of grain transported.
ACTS: AMAGGI COTTON TRACEABILITY AND SUSTAINABILITY PROGRAM
We are innovating the way we produce and market our products: we want to make a positive impact through our businesses, offering, on a local and global scale, innovative and sustainable products and solutions.
That is why we created the ACTS – AMAGGI COTTON TRACEABILITY AND SUSTAINABILITY PROGRAM, a program that aims to give total transparency on all cotton produced by AMAGGI. With traceability technologies, the cotton buyer and his chain will be able to quickly access, via a QR Code, information on the location and date of planting, harvesting and processing, as well as having access to sustainability information and production.
Based on ACTS, and its full transparency and traceability, we hope to support our business partners, manufacturers and consumers to make more conscious choices with regards to their cotton products.