C.A.C is a cooperative that associates 2.200 farmers offering seed multiplication services on contract.
The seed crops are sub-contracted with member farmers who grow on their own land the crops assigned by their cooperative.
They growers are supported by a technical staff which takes care of all the logistics involved with seed multiplication, starting from checking the isolation distances and delivery of stock-seed for planting till the collection of the harvested seeds.
C.A.C. is committed to offer its customers a wide range of services: production of vegetable seeds in open field and tunnel, both open pollinated and hybrid varieties, with conventional and organic methods of cultivation.
C.A.C. multiplies in several Regions in Italy. The core of production is mainly in Emilia Romagna and Marche, where the seed multiplication activity was initially established when the cooperative started its activity. Lately to meet the demand of an expanding market C.A.C. also established production areas in other Regions such Umbria, Toscana, Molise and Puglia.
C.A.C. can thus provide a wide choice of fields with different climatic and agronomic conditions adapted to the needs of different varieties.
C.A.C. in the last years has invested huge resources in its cleaning capacity and in the services provided to its growers in order to enhance the quality standards which can be assured to customers. As well remarkable resources are allocated every year in the professional training of the technical staff in charge of organise and control the different steps of seed multiplication.
C.A.C. is investing constantly to achieve the best quality standards, keeping as well an eye on the sustainability of its production processes.
Since 1998 was adopted the Quality Management System is in accordance with the standards ISO 9001.
The internal laboratory is I.S.T.A. accredited since 2005, being the first national private laboratory to obtain this accreditation.
As results of its commitment for a sustainable development C.A.C. gained EMAS registration and the certification ISO 4001 for the environmental management system.
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