ODB specialises in the export of oilseeds (Soya, Sesame, Jojoba). Please contact us for further details.
Oilseeds represented one of Paraguay’s largest agro-industries. One of Latin America’s largest oilseed exporters, Paraguay processed cottonseed, soybean, peanut, coconut, palm, castor bean, flaxseed, and sunflower-seed oils. Industrial countries in particular consumed oilseeds as a lower-priced substitute for more traditional oils, which also were higher in cholesterol. Some oil was used locally as well.
Paraguay also produces a number of non vegetable oils, such as tung oil and Petit-grain oil. Tung oil, is derived from tung nuts, and is primarly used as a drying agent in paints. Petit-grain oil, derived from Paraguay’s bitter oranges, is used in cosmetics, soaps, perfumes, and flavourings. As of today Paraguay remains one of the world’s leading exporters of petit-grain oil.
Paraguay is the 4th largest producer of soya beans with about 3 million ha. planted that produced 8.6 million tons n 2010 for a total value of 2.6 billion dollars. Paraguay's soy production remains modest when compared with that of neighbouring Brasil and Argentina, the world's No. 2 and No. 3 exporters and it’s average yield of 2.8 tonnes per hectare is still modest.
Paraguay's soy area has doubled over the past decade and further land is being cleared to be dedicated to oilseeds whilst at the same time focusing to raise yields.
Sesamum indicum Sesame L., is an ancient oil crop supplying seeds for confectionery purposes, edible oil, paste (tahini), cake and flour. It is typically a crop of small farmers in the developing countries.
Sesame has important agricultural attributes. It is adapted to tropical and temperate conditions, grows well on stored soil moisture with minimal irrigation or rainfall, can produce good yields under high temperatures, and its grain has a high value.
Sesame world production areas have remained generally stable over the years, but in some countries the crop is being marginalised. A shortage of labour have pushed sesame to the less fertile fields. Left unchecked, sesame production may decrease in the foreseeable future.
This provides an opportunity for Paraguay to produce larger quantities of high quality sesame seed to replace ‘lost’ world production.
Jojoba is a plant that can grow in many semi-arid regions of the world, requires little water and maintenance and yields a crop of seeds that have many uses. The seed-oil has been used in lubricants, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals and as a replacement for sperm oil in manufacturing of inks, varnishes, waxes, detergents, resins and plastics.
In this era of dwindling natural resources and increased concern for the environment, Jojoba's time is now.