The value proposition of the TOMATE2000 is: Service, Productivity, Reliability & Innovation.
Our mission as a TOMATE 2000 association is to develop research and technology transfer in tomato for industry to achieve a sustainable agribusiness focused on technological and organizational innovation that contributes to regional development ”
Tomate 2000 Association is a non-profit civil organization founded in 1997, in the region of Cuyo-Argentina, in which participate agricultural producers, tomato processing industries, suppliers of good and services, National Institute of Agricultural Technology (I.N.T.A.), San Juan and Mendoza Governments, the most relevant actors in the national industry tomato cluster, working from North to South, in La Rioja, San Juan and Mendoza provinces.
The organization is conceived in the supply of 5 fundamental services: Agricultural extension (technical assistance/management), research and development, training courses, compensation system for hail damages and quality control.
The actions of the program are summarized in its ´Program of Responsible Integrated Horticulture´, where through a process of formal vertical integration of all its actors, from inputs and tomato seedling to the factory-made product, it is framed in process of continuous improvement, in search of higher efficiency and productivity of the supply chain through permanent innovation and in harmony with every year more demanding social and environmental concepts.
O The value proposition of the organization is: Service, Productivity, Reliability & Innovation. Internal areas of the organization:
One of the main objectives of the Tomate 2000 Association is the permanent training and specialization of professionals. Specialists trained in our organization nowadays are prominent references in different national and international companies and institutions of the sector.
The organization is constantly searching for advanced students for training practices, support in research projects and training activities.
Our team ir currently made up as follow:
Ing. Agr. Juan Ávila (San Juan’s Extensionist/Pressurized Irrigation)
Ing. Agr. Elio Cantoni (San Juan’s Extensionist/GAP)
Ing. Agr. Analía Díaz (San Juan & La Rioja’s Extensionist/Precission Agriculture)
Ing. Agr. Alberto Herrera (San Juan’s Extensionist)
Ing. Agr. Mercedes Lopez (San Juan’s Trainees)
Ing. Agr. Agustín Recabarrén (San Juan’s Extensionist/Vegetal Protection/Research/GAP)
Ing. Agr. Diego Corominas (Mendoza’s Extensionist/Precission Agriculture/GAP)
Ing. Agr. Pablo Guevara (Mendoza’s Extensionist)
Ing. Agr. José Pierantonelli (Mendoza’s Extensionist/GAP)
Ing. Agr. Agustina Flores Otoya (Mendoza’s Trainees)
M. Sc. Ing. Agr.Guillermo San Martín (General Coordination)
Lic. Patrick Smith (Research INTA)
Ing. Agr. Gonzalo Quinteros (Research INTA)
M. Sc. Ing. Agr. Cosme Argerich (Technical Supervision & Research INTA)
Ing. Agr. Horacio Angelelli (Extension Coordination/Training/Varieties)