Over the years, Grapa has developed unique partnerships worldwide. Our agents and agronomists, with their vast experience in the agricultural field, work closely with our growers worldwide, providing professional guidance and technical support to achieve the optimal results. This valuable network of partnerships ensures that the ARRA growers are in the best hands possible.
Giumarra, North AMerica
grapasa, south america
GRAPASA is the territorial representative for the ARRA™ varieties and Early Sweet™ in South America. GRAPASA was established in 2009 by Mr. Karl Conrads, who has been involved in the agriculture business since 1985. His vast experience in desert and tropical agriculture and his many years in fruit exports, made his technical support invaluable to the growers in South America. Mr. Conrads is involved in all activities related to the varieties in South America, from commercialization and distribution to agricultural consultation.
Grapa Brazil is the territorial representative for ARRA varieties in Brazil and was established in 2011 by the agronomist Augusto Prado. Over the years, Augusto has honed his experience and developed practices in table grape production in this tropical region. Through Grapa Brazil, all licensed ARRA growers receive full technical guidance with the growing protocols and adaptation of new varieties to the tropical region. In 2015, with the increase in ARRA plantations as well as demand for the ARRA varieties in Brazil, Russaika Nascimento M.Sc., joined the team, followed by the agronomists Amanda Rodrigues and Alana Gois, who is the administration manager of Grapa Brazil. During 2022, Mr. Jonathas Ranver joined the team to support the evaluation of the ARRA varieties test blocks.
Topfruit, Southern africa
AVI is the exclusive territorial representative for the ARRA™ varieties and for Early Sweet™ in Europe. AVI’s main purpose is the commercialization of these varieties in Europe and the marketing of these varieties around the world.
AVI is a subsidiary of RK Growers, a company that supplies its fresh produce to the most qualified markets and supermarket chains in Italy, in Europe and worldwide.
Jupiter Group, Greece and India
Jupiter are the master license holders for ARRA™ varieties in Greece. They control and hold licenses exclusively for ARRA varieties in India and are also growing ARRA in Chile.
Family led Jupiter Group’s year-round supply of produce, new variety development and specialism in prepared fruit is what makes them one of the world’s leading fresh produce companies since they began in 2003. The core of their business lies in the UK countryside, but their network of agronomy specialists, growers and pack house facilities spans the globe.
Grapa Agent - egypt
The Grapa office in Egypt is headed by Mr. Ali Shahata, ARRA Egypt Manager, and Eng. Fayez Dowidar, Grape Production Consultant, both with many years of experience in the agricultural field in Egypt. Ali and Fayez support the growth and development of the ARRA program in Egypt, organizing and facilitating the operation to reach its full potential in the region.
SARL CATM, owned by Mr. Harima Rabah, is the exclusive territorial representative for commercializing the ARRA™ varieties in Algeria.
Mr. Rabah has been in the agriculture field for 40 years and started SARL CATM in 1993. After years of hard work, he now has approximately 2,280 hectares of land in three different locations in Algeria. With over 500 workers and a fruit storage capacity of over 20,000 tons, CATM locally produces and distributes a large variety of fresh fruits. In addition, CATM imports a variety of fruits from around the world to Algeria.