We, the members of Tecnocampo, constantly face the challenge of performing a responsible management which promotes the sustainable growth of agriculture and contributes to the integral development of people; firmly led by our values: Integrity, Innovation and Commitment.
We firmly believe that Argentina is a very important source of food for the entire world, and to assure the continuity of this reality, we need to.
QUALITY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS PRACTICES
SUSTAINABLE ENVIRONMENTAL PRACTICES
SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURAL PRACTICES
CERTIFIED AGRICULTURE STANDARD
Fundación Junior Achivement
Fundación Banco de Alimentos de Córdoba
Municipalidad de Monte Cristo
Fundación Hospital Infantil de Córdoba
WHAT ARE GOOD AGRICULTURAL PRACTICES?
Good Agricultural Practices are “practices that address environmental, economic and social sustainability for on-farm processes, and result in safe and quality food and non-food agricultural products” (FAO, 2003). In other words, GAP are a set of principles, standards and technical recommendations that contribute to the sustainable development of agriculture, ensuring food safety, product quality, environmental care and protection of the operator’s health and wellness.
The main GOOD AGRICULTURAL PRACTICES are:
No-till. Maintain Soil Cover
Integrated Pest Management
Efficient and responsible pesticide management
Strategic crop nutrition
Livestock information management
(Source Aapresid: http://www.aapresid.org.ar/ac/buenas-practicas-agricolas/)
WHY NO-TILL PLANTING SYSTEM?
We are devoted to the conservation of our main resource: the soil. Therefore, we are members of Aapresid, pioneering in the implementation and dissemination of no-till in our region.
This practice results in a decreased soil erosion and carbon emision, improving the physic, chemical and biological health of the soil.
Agricultura Certificada (AC)
We are commited to a responsible environmental management through the program Certificated Agriculture of AAPRESID. Certificated Agriculture is a program to disseminate and promote Good Agricultural Practices and the use of a Quality Management System for No-till systems. It works on continuous improvement and alignment of productive and environmental objectives in short and long term. The standard is based in a Manual of Good Agricultural Practices and a Protocol of using, measuring and recording environmental performing indicators, with a special focus on soil.
Responsible Soy (RTRS)
We have certified RTRS (Round Table Responsible Soy) standard.
The RTRS Standard consists of twenty-one criteria, including relevant indicators, which fall under the following five principles: 1. Legal Compliance and Good Business Practices; 2. Responsible Labour Conditions; 3. Responsible Community Relations; 4. Environmental Responsibility; and 5. Good Agricultural Practices.
WORKING TOGETHER FOR MONTE CRISTO
From Tecnocampo we motivated the creation of a working net with other companies from Monte Cristo so that we can help together to the development of our host city and work to get a better and more sustainable society. We believe that through education and the cooperation between companies, city government and local institutions we can guarantee the sustainable development of our community.