Agro San Antonio

How we do our work?

Since we care about the quality of our products, we have decided to be certified, to give greater security and tranquility to our customers

2019

Global GapCertification

Since 2014 we have Global Gap Certification, an international recognition standard for agricultural production. With great satisfaction this 2019 we have received again the approval, confirming that our processes comply with the best production and market standards, maintaining our commitment to deliver a job that guarantees the best color and flavor in the world for our clients. .

This certification covers:

1.- Food safety and traceability.

2.- Environment (including biodiversity).

3.- Health, safety and welfare of the worker.

4.- Animal welfare.

5.- Integrated Crop Management, Integrated Pest Management, Quality Management System and Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points.

Global Gap is an internationally recognized set of standards on Good Agricultural, Livestock and Aquaculture Practice (GAP). Under the Global Gap brand, a set of good practice protocols are managed by Food Plus GmbH, a non-profit organization that develops standards for the certification of processes for obtaining primary sector products worldwide, including aquaculture.

2019

Training

This has been one of the key actions to consistently improve our indicators. As a company we want our work teams to be the best and for this we have, permanently, different improvement alternatives.

During the last months our workers attended important training courses. Among the main ones are:

  • Seminars of the Citrus Committee of Chile. The topics discussed were the Management of Pruning and Roofing Treatment in Citrus, among others.

  • Training of field leaders in the implementation of the phytosanitary applications measurement system, taught by Vicente Peña.

  • Training field managers in irrigation systems, taught by the Agrological company.

  • Training on Pest Monitoring, given by Professor Marcelo Somoza, which have also been supported by the company Xilema.

  • Training in pruning management with electric instruments, taught by TYP Agroindustrial Solutions.

  • Accounting Course taught by the EDIG Company, where the Head of Administration participated.

  • Efficiency training and best practices associated with spraying, given by the company TYP Soluciones Agroindustriales.

  • Inventory and Warehouse Management Course taught by ASEXMA.

  • During July 2019 and with the support of audiovisual elements, theoretical and practical training was carried out for all Agro San Antonio employees in the orange pruning process.

  • In August 2019, we were visited by Mr. Juan Enrique Ortúzar, President of the Citrus Committee of Chile, who gave a practical class to the 1-year Messina lemon pruning team.

  • During September 2019, the "Mutual de Seguridad" held two trainings. The first on the care and protection of solar radiation and the second associated with care and hearing protection. Both talks were given to all our collaborators by the professional Eric González.

  • In the same month, Agro San Antonio carried out a self-care campaign against UV rays. This campaign is supported by the "Mutual de Seguridad" and had an excellent reception among the workers.

  • In addition, during September, the company Security and Health Consultants Limited was hired to carry out a diagnosis on the level of implementation of the Programs that govern labor and health regulations.

  • Subsequently, the company Security and Health Consultants Limited is hired again, with the aim of solving all the gaps detected in the Diagnostic Report initially made.

  • During September 2019, he participated in the training given by ANASAC at the Santa Cruz Hotel. This time Vicente Peña attended with the heads of orchards.

  • During October 2019, the training program given by the Citrus Committee on pests and good practices, in Casa de Piedra, Santiago, is attended.

  • During each quarterly visit of our agronomist, Mr. Carlos Wilhelmy, a tour of all the fields is carried out and training is carried out in the field to the personnel in charge.
  • 2018

    Revista del Campo Award

    Anasac Award/Revista del Campo: In 2017 we were invited to participate in the "El CAMPO DEL AÑO" (Farm of the Year) Contest organized by ANASAC, together with the El Mercurio "Revista del Campo". On the occasion we were awarded as the best Field of the Sixth Region in the subject Productivity and Quality.  

    En la premiación, recibiendo el premio Osvaldo Barrientos junto a su esposa Valeria Jadue

    2016

    Committee of Citrus Training

    That our employees are trained is an essential part of the process to deliver a quality product for our company, 4 members of our organization participated in the Training Seminar Pests and Pruning Citrus, organized by the Chilean citrus Committee, an institution made up of the leading exporters of citrus in the country that represents 78% of citrus exports from Chile.

    About San Antonio

    AGRO SAN ANTONIO is born as a family project lead by Osvaldo Antonio Barrientos Valenzuela, more than 20 years ago in the town of Pichidegua, sixth region, of Chile.


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