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Diversification with export

24 March 2017

Diversification with export

Decided to increase in power on the Maghreb countries, limited liability company LSA gradually developed a collection of producers and complete by an activity of trade. That it is directly by the limited liability company Roudaut which stores 215 ha on behalf of 7 producers or through 8 other producers in contract, surfaces for export reached 400 ha in 2013 and 450 ha envisaged in 2014. Tunisia constitutes the primary market prospected with five distributors, of which official structure GIL for the fourth year. “It is a market of state intended to feed in certified seeds the production of against-season. It requires a seed elite of high quality, made up by 1,550 tons of Spunta and 50 tons of Nicola. Nicola is in particular replanted to be exported towards Germany”, Dominique Morvan details.

During this season 2013-2014, 7,000 tons of seedlings (Spunta, Eden and Aktiva) were sold by LSA in Tunisia, that is to say approximately half of French volumes towards this country. But the company also hopes to convince the Tunisians to test and adopt more its exclusive varieties

“Since last season, we have a technician on the spot charged establishing pieces of tests and with organizing one day technical. He also deals with the service after sales near our customers and of the possible litigations with destination, Alain Roudaut indicates. ” The limited liability company Roudaut counts 5 permanent employees and 5 seasonal workers of mid-August to mid-January. The chain of sorting separates the seedlings in 3 gauges before the table from visit, then the 35-55 mm can still be ventilated if need be. The bench cousor Manter is semi-automatic and the bags of 50 kg are piled up by the palletizer. The palettessont charged in the truck which go down to Marseilles to cross the Mediterranean in ferry towards Tunisia.

LSA signed an agreement with the German company Norika to take again the production of a variety called Aktiva, present at one of its Tunisian customers. “We had 7 ha of seedlings of Aktiva in 2013 and will re-examine the plan of production 2014 upwards. ” For the continuation, group LSA intensified its investment in the varieties. It acquired Dounia with Pondi Seedlings (registration 2012), a mixed variety for the expenses and domestic French fries, and more recently Kenza (2013), on which it bases great hopes because it seems promising in replanting. The variety for transformation into Nessma chips was bought with Gopex (2011) and should interest Egypt and Saudi Arabia. Tests are also established in Nigeria. Lastly, three other hybrids are in attribution or pre-attribution for LSA, a registration in a few years. In 2014, Dounia, Kenza and Nessma will pass from 3 ha to 15 ha each one, in order to accelerate their development.

Since 2009, limited liability company LSA also diversified its markets and was established in particular better in Egypt. “We had been present punctually but started with a new customer for a few years who allowed us to export 6,000 tons towards Egypt during this season. Our customer draws up contracts with industrialists of the chips and wishes to test and develop our varieties”.

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