Cooperativa Agricola Cesenate,
thanks to its over 2000 associated growers, is the Italian
leader in seed multiplication.
The history starts in the years following the end of World
War 2, during the process of reconstruction of the rural
CAC was established as a cooperative for
the common use of agricultural machines and for the common purchase and
distribution of pesticides, fertilizers and other means of agricultural
production. The seed activity started in the 50’s, when the area was
recognized suitable for seed production by the major seed Companies in
North Europe. CAC followed the new demand with the
construction of a plant for cleaning the seeds produced by its
associated farmers. The good climatic conditions and the skill of local
growers boosted the demand for seeds and the area became famous for its
production of sugar beet and many species of vegetable seeds. With the
increase of demand for seeds and the increase of isolation among
different varieties, the growing area was extended to the neighbor
areas in Emilia Romagna and further South to Marche, in
search of new locations to fulfill the increasing demand. To give
assistance to the growers spread on a wider area CAC organized
its network of specialized technicians and in 1975
moved to the actual location, where it was built a new plant for
processing, which was enlarged and renewed to the actual size in the
years. Following the demand of the market production moved to hybrids
and the portfolio of customers was expanded to the
Pacific and to America.
Today the production of seeds is extended on over 4.000 hectares and
carried by more than 2000 associated farmers who run small, medium and
large farms on a wide area of the National territory.
CAC is committed to satisfy the requests of its customers through the
production of seeds of high quality and the supply of services related
to seed business which are of benefit for its associated farmers and
for its employees.
Commitment for quality :
Achievement of Quality is one of CAC’s main goals. Therefore the
process of production, cleaning and packaging of seeds is submitted to Quality
Assurance System according the norms UNI EN ISO 9001-2008.
Social Accountability :
The commitment of producing seeds of high quality is pursued within the
respect of the National and Regional norms and laws. CAC adopted a
code for the ethical governance of its activities, including
the respect of rights of its workers according ILO standards. CAC
adopted a policy for the correct use of environmental
resources and territory.
The System is certified
according the standards UNI EN ISO 14001:2004.
As a result of this commitment CAC gained EMAS registration
REG. NO. I-000192
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