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Launch of the new innovation centre in Brazil

Tradecorp Brazil, a member of Rovensa Next – the new business unit of Rovensa Group – has announced an investment of over US$1 million in a state-of-the-art Global Research and Innovation Biosolutions Centre located in Hortolândia, São Paulo. This marks the company’s first innovation centre in Brazil and will serve as a hub for developing cutting-edge biosolutions aimed at promoting sustainable agriculture globally and addressing the challenge of feeding a growing population.

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This Global Research and Innovation Biosolutions Centre was created in Brazil based on the substantial growth that the country’s agricultural sector has seen in the last 10 years.

“The Brazilian agricultural industry has seen significant investments from the public and private sectors in the last decade, making it an important and strategic market globally,” says Rafael Leiria, Operations Director, at TradecorpBrazil. “Brazil represents a new frontier in sustainable agriculture that we believe has the ability to contribute to the world’s food supply in a quality, safe and environmentally friendly manner.”

Aligned with the objectives set out in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations, the research at this new centre will focus on biological and sustainable solutions that can improve the efficiency of nutrient and water use, the quality of crops, and the quality and life of soil using microorganisms such as fungi and bacteria.

As it is located in Brazil, the centre will begin its research to address local challenges for farmers within the country, but the solutions will be applicable to other markets around the world.

“We work hand-in-hand with our local growers to create solutions that work for them, and we are using that knowledge to drive our research at this centre. However, we will be creating biosolutions that are applicable globally, in all of the markets where Rovensa Group operates. This will lead to more sustainable agriculture worldwide”, add Rafael Leiria.

The new centre will be led by a highly qualified multidisciplinary team under the management of Dr. Johana Rincones Pérez, allowing multiple projects to be developed simultaneously. In the laboratory, fermentation processes, based on fungi and bacteria, will be carried out with prototypes being produced and evaluated in a greenhouse or field. At the same time, the results of chemical bioanalysis and molecular biology of the microorganisms involved will be evaluated and tested in model plants.

As a company with sustainability at its core, Tradecorp, takes a holistic approach, promoting internal initiatives aimed at mitigating its impact on the environment, while also investing in innovation to encourage the adoption of sustainable products externally.

This announcement comes on the heels of the recent opening of the Joint Research Unit in Madrid, Spain in April 2022. Tradecorp International launched Biological Solutions for Sustainable Agriculture. With these two new centers, Tradecorp shows its commitment to promoting a healthy and safe agriculture industry. It also shows its commitment to finding innovative solutions that can help solve some of the world’s toughest challenges, including a growing global population, climate change, and environmental preservation.

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