SRL has the following and unique business model. Since Hardydeck SRL is originally a hardwood
lumber company, the principal activity has always been exploring
woodlands. Nowadays with strong regulated sustainable forestry Hardydeck
SRL is obliged to:
a project of sustainable forestry while deploying environmental friendly
agriculture. This is the first step in the process and takes around 6
months to be approved be the authorities.
Once approved all the area is legally logged and used as raw
material for the hardwood decking and indoor solid flooring. This takes
around 6 months as well (in the raining season much longer due since the
soil is unfit for logging)
Once the wood is logged 200 – 300 ha (1ha = 10,000 square meters).
of each project is prepared for sesame and chia producing. This preparation
is the most expensive phase and takes up to 1 – 2 days per each ha. After,
this area is suitable for the next 5 – 8 years of producing the finest
sesame and chia seeds since the soil is virgin and virtually no pesticide
or herbicide is used. Nature controls itself. Acres close to the city
therefore are using more chemicals, so less quality and higher costs
(chemicals cost up to $50 - $100 per each ha.)
Finally the entire area is converted into a grazing area for cattle
farming and sold for a very reasonable price to (mainly) Brazilian cattle
In short: low cost high quality sesame and chia
seeds for our customers!