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Agriculture represents a large segment of South America’s economy in its wide range of agroecological systems and it is also well positioned to play an increasing role in food production in the coming years. This continent accounts for approximately ten per cent of the world’s agricultural product exports including: soybeans, wheat, rice, corn, sugarcane, coffee, cocoa, citrus and bananas.
 
Traditionally a net exporting region for agricultural products, South America’s growing global importance requires significant investment in logistics and infrastructure, as well as continuous development of crop techniques.

Recently, we have seen adverse weather conditions in the region’s most important export countries, Argentina and Brazil, affecting crop yields of soybeans and coarse grains. This factor and some logistical concerns regarding Argentinean ports, have become crucial factors impacting the global market.

In the following articles, we will focus on the Brazilian market and SGS’ laboratory capabilities in Argentina. We will also present the diversity of our services with regard to fishmeal in Peru and bananas in Ecuador.

Whatever the commodity, SGS provides a wide range of services across the agricultural supply chain. Do not hesitate to contact us for further information or assistance. We are always ready to deliver our best.

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For further information, please contact:

Enrique Calderon
Customer Care Manager
Agricultural Services
1 Place des Alpes
P.O. Box 2152
Geneva, 1211
Switxerland
t: +41 22 739 9263