Daily Archives: November 11, 2011

Interesting agricultural news – Exposemillas

El Deber reports: The presentation of new bio-fortified seed varieties for: bean, corn, rice and sweet potato developed by research centers; and the announcement of $ 53 million dollars to strengthen the seed sector are the highlights in Exposemillas, an event to be held today at the USA booth in Fexpocruz exhibition field.

More than 50 producers from different parts of the country and commercial firms that distribute agricultural inputs will be present to expose a stocked supply of seed potatoes, soybean, quinoa, beans, corn and wheat developed through scientific studies that helps to improve productivity. [kudos to all of you who made this possible, this is the type of news Bolivia needs so badly!]

– Participants. According to organizers, there are 75 producers and trading houses that show an assorted variety of seeds, mainly potatoes, beans, soy, quinoa, corn and wheat.

– Roundtable. Some 90 companies, including suppliers and consumers, according to the organizers of Exposemillas, will be gathered at the Business Roundtable. It is projected an economic movement of $ 700,000, that is $ 200,000 more than it was in 2010.

– Fair. Exposemillas will open at 8:30. It takes places at Fexpocruz, in the USA Pavilion. It was reported that entrance is free.