June 28, 2022

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Bolivian farmers will get benefits from bio-input plant

said Fatima Pacheco, Director General of the Public Development Service for Producer Enterprises (Sedem) in Bolivia.

Pacheco and Pampagrande Mayor Joel Ontiveros signed an agreement worth 65 million Bolivianos (about nine million dollars), supporting the implementation of this plant by the EEPAF Fertilizers and Fertilizers Company.

Sedem’s representative indicated that through Supreme Decree 4659 of January 12, 2022, the Productive Development Bank was authorized to grant this credit.

He added that as agreed in this inter-institutional agreement, the Pampagrand Mayor’s Office will grant 10 hectares of land.

Construction of the plant will begin in April 2022 and will be completed in 2023.

Javier Tejerina, Technical Director of EEPAF, stated that the new industry will annually produce 145 tons of pesticides, insecticides, fungicides and fertilizers, all of biological origin.

He described that on average these products will include 40 thousand liters of liquid fertilizer and 150 tons of organic fertilizer.

The sources indicated that the factory will host Bolivian professionals in the biological field and will be a center for the development of new useful products for agriculture in the national territory.

They added that vital inputs in agriculture represent an alternative to using chemical products in controlling pests and diseases, and constitute a healthy means for agricultural production and food generation.

For his part, Mayor Onteferos thanked the government of President Luis Ars for “taking the first steps” to implement this new complex that will benefit the Santa Cruz Valleys distinguished in food production.

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