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Ottawa, 15th October , 2013. Ing. Agr. Romeo Volonté President of FUCREA Uruguay. FUCREA : Uruguayan Federation of CREA Groups. CREA : Regional Centers of Agricultural Experimentation. French group of farmers, created after World War II.

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Ottawa, 15th October, 2013

Ing. Agr. Romeo Volonté

President of FUCREA

Uruguay

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FUCREA:UruguayanFederation of CREA Groups

CREA:Regional Centers of AgriculturalExperimentation

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French group of farmers, created after World War II.

  • In the early 60s CREA Groups were established in Argentina.
  • In 1965 the firsts Uruguayan CREA Groups were created.
  • In 1966 FUCREA was founded by 6 Uruguayan CREA Groups.
  • Nowadays similar institutions exist in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay and France.

our origins

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TRADITION

Long history in Uruguayan farming sector

KNOWLEDGE

Great experience in group working techniques, farm managemet, consultancies and farming extension

RESEARCH

Generates high quality information

GROUP TECHNIQUES

Contributes with working tools to each CREA Group

values

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mission

“To offer methodological and technical support to CREA Groups, as well as institutional

presence in the farming sector, to contribute to the personal and business

development of its members, and to help them to be competitive in their activities".

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FUCREA gathers:

  • 50 groups: beef cattle farms, dairy cattle farms, crops – beef cattle framsand fruits
  • More than 600 farms
  • 21 crops and beef cattle farmers groups: 350 farms
  • 12 dairy farmers groups: 130 farms
  • 5 groups of comercialization: 70 farms
  • 4 fruits producers: 60 farms
  • Total surface: 552.000 ha
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. Group of 10 – 15 farms + 1 technical advisor

. Monthly meetings, once in each farm

. Analyze production system, different ways to improve it

. Searchs:

  • best solutions for their business and their families
  • personal development of each member

the group

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Ourmainchallenge:

Sustainability

How ?

Who ?