Cesena-based company exports 75 percent of its production (Italy)

CAC invests 22 million euros in seed production

More than 22 million euros invested, and eight thousand square meters of a new area for logistics and production capacity, is what Cooperativa Agricola Cesenate announced last week when speaking of the project and new construction that started in October last year and that will continue until 2026. 

Regional councilor Alessio Mammi also took part in the event, welcomed by CAC President Giovanni Piersanti and Legacoop Romagna President Paolo Lucchi, together with their respective technical departments.

"The new investment," said Piersanti, "is part of a new phase, particularly with regard to horticultural crops, organic cereals, and seed crops with low environmental impact. The operations underway are part of the project 'Integration of Sustainable Seed and Horticulture Supply Chains,' which is part of a national supply chain program that can be financed with PNRR funds."

Giovanni Piersanti in an archive photo

"This very important investment by CAC," Lucchi pointed out, "confirms how the cooperative has become an international reference point in the field of seed propagation, a market whose clientele is made up of large foreign groups that are strongly result-oriented. Compared to its competitors, C.A.C. has on its side a highly capable management team and the strength of the cooperative model, with more than two thousand members spread throughout the country who guarantee quality and efficiency."

About CAC                                                                                      CAC was founded in the immediate post-war period by a group of local farmers and has established itself as a world reference in the field of horticultural and industrial seed multiplication. Its market extends far beyond national borders, thanks to the network of more than 2,000 member farms throughout the peninsula that it makes available to its customers. CAC exports to all parts of the world, particularly Europe and Asia, where about 75 percent of its sales are made. The value of production is more than 47 million euros. The contract hectares planned for the 2023 harvest are about 10 thousand.

C.A.C. is responsible for cultivating varieties owned by the world's largest seed companies, entrusting them to member farmers for propagation.

From left, Mammi, Lucchi and Piersanti

Seeds are grown in areas where the climate and crop rotations are favorable for obtaining excellent quality production. The main areas are Emilia-Romagna and Marche, but there are also important production areas in Umbria, Molise, Puglia, Tuscany, and Veneto.

For more information:
C.A.C. – Cooperativa Agricola Cesenate
Via Calcinaro, 1450
47521 Martorano di Cesena (FC)
Tel.: +39 0547 643511

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