Diversifying a fruit farming operation
Track Record

Diversifying a fruit farming operation

Location

Argentina

Production

Cattle and vegetables

Climate

Hot semi-arid

Service

General management

Farm size

400 Ha

Client Type

Corporate

Water

Rainfed

Kickstart

2017

Abstract

Soil Capital worked on a distressed fruit farming operation in Argentina to regenerate soil and prepare the land for future investments, with income-generating measures requiring low working capital and incorporating diversity into the farm ecosystem.

Details

Holistic livestock management as a booster of soil improvement

A holistic cattle operation was designed and implemented, as a rotation after the eradication of an old fruit plantation. Land was dedicated to conventional apple & pear production and usual practices would have required new investment. By incorporating cattle and managing it holistically, land is being regenerated while producing income and transitioning to organic.

Diversifying a fruit farming operation
Vegetables to break the fruit monocropping

Tomatoes and maize were introduced to further de-risk the farming operation and provide additional revenue.

Diversifying a fruit farming operation

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Turnaround of a table grape farming operation
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Water preservation measures during drought in Western Cape
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Advising Belgian farmers on regenerative agriculture
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Due diligence for a holistic livestock management project
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General management of an international farming business
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Regenerative transition strategies in Argentina
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Agronomical optimisation and soil conservation practices
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Design of agronomic strategy and ongoing farming support
Design of agronomic strategy and ongoing farming support