June 17, 2016

17/06/2016: Storage project: Sustainable storage solutions for South America

by Eloise Hillier- Richardson

First published in Milling and Grain, April 2016

At Milling and Grain we are always looking for innovative and sustainable storage solutions to champion. We are forever reminded that by 2050 the global population will have risen to over nine billion people, with this in mind durable storage solutions are vital for ensuing food supplies are kept safely and that farmers and distributors can get the highest value from each crop yield, simultaneously decreasing waste and increasing the economic worth.
Argentinian silo bag producers Ipesa are no strangers to such innovation; they have announced that they will be sending two representatives to attend Sustainable Intensification 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, with a view to provide upwards of 900,000 farms across Brazil with their silo bags, and to further discuss storage concerns with farmers and distributors.
Ipesa have addressed the need for an inexpensive, yet viable alternative to steel silos, the silo bags not only boast a decent capacity – averaging 200 tonnes in the standard 9 ft by 200 ft silo bag – but the low cost and ease of maintenance essentially allows the farmers to regain control of their crop. The good quality yield, low maintenance, control and good economics of the silo bag means they can be hailed as the practical solution to crop storage problems. We spoke to Juan Martin Dedeu, Ipesa’s Commercial Manager, about the benefits of the silo bag system above the more traditional steel silo.
Read the full article in Milling and Grain HERE

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