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.
SAHYADRI FARMS - INDIA
The ARRA varieties’ exclusive representative in India is Sahyadri Farms, the largest integrated platform for fruits and vegetables in India, servicing over 18,000 registered farmers that cover over 12,000 hectares and 9 crops. Founded in 2011, led by Vilas Shinde, Sahyadri Farms is a company of the farmers, by the farmers and for the farmers.
Sahyadri’s self-contained, ultra-modern world-class campus infrastructure encompasses an agro-advisory team, a world-class pack-house, cold storage facility and a cutting-edge technology backbone to help achieve scale meaningfully. By following global best practices and standards they offer the highest quality fresh and processed products to their loyal consumers locally and globally.
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.
ARRA REPRESENTATIVES - egypt
The ARRA Programme 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 project in Egypt, organizing and facilitating the operation to reach its full potential in the region.
Grapa agent - morocco
Grapa agent - turkey
Grapa agent - tunisia
The Grapa agency in Tunisia and Libya is headed by Mr. Mahmoud Harzallah. Mahmoud has over twelve years of experience in the agricultural and marketing fields in Tunisia. Utilizing his extensive knowledge and experience, he will support the growth and development of the ARRA varieties Tunisia and Libya. The ARRA programme will allow the producers to upgrade their technical skills and be open to the latest technology and innovations on grape production