Both as experienced farmers and animal feed producers in close contact with a wide spectrum of farms in Europe and Africa, we have gathered an extensive know-how to reach the most efficient production practices and to understand the challenges of each sector. We take advantage of this proficient know-how in every project we partake.
In the production of pastures for our livestock, as well as to supply our animal feed factories in Portugal we count with 20 years of experience. More recently, Rico Gado has also been involved in several crop-processing projects in Africa, from flourmills to soya oil extraction plants.
Rico Gado is developing several projects for clients in Africa, where it introduced innovative solutions that are adapted to regional challenges such as UHT milk with longer validity dates and sterilized packaging, that are working to improve food safety standards in the continent.
With the increasing demand for protein-based foods in the markets we are present in, Rico Gado has naturally evolved from the production to the processing of meat. We initiated our activity in Portugal and are now supporting projects in Africa and the Middle East.
We plant, produce and commercialize fruit and vegetable products in Portugal, being Rocha Pear orchards one of our main activities in the fruit sector. Through Ecofrutas, one of our associated companies, we supply some of the biggest retailers in Europe and export to America, Africa and the Middle East.