Tropical Seeds LLC has the exclusive rights worldwide to produce, research, and commercialize the first generation of Brachiaria hybrids developed by the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) during the period 2001-2010, under a contract of exclusivity signed with the Mexican seed company Semillas Papalotla.
Agricultural activities in tropical and subtropical countries worldwide can be sustainable and profitable, regardless of farm size, by incorporating new technologies based on improved forage and legume varieties. These new varieties aim to improve the social and economic conditions of farmers, having a clear, decisive impact on poverty-stricken small-scale farmers and increasing the competitiveness of medium- to large-scale producers, comparable with similar processes in temperate countries. Tropical forage grasses and legumes can be used as an agricultural option for improving production processes for cattle, sheep, deer, goats, pigs, fish, duck, and geese. Animal production can be reconverted from extensive to intensive and become more harmonious and environmentally friendly, which, in turns, improves the ecosystems in currently degraded areas. Forage grasses can be used to prevent and recover degraded areas.
Our company emerged from the Grupo Papalotla, leader in varietal development for improved sustainable livestock systems in the tropics, subtropics, and mild temperate areas of the world. Semillas Papalotla S.A de C.V., our sister company located in Mexico with over 18 years of experience in the forage seed market, has successfully developed avant-garde technologies and conducted research and genetic improvement of new species. It also commercializes improved pasture seed for tropical and temperate climates for national use, serving both the public and private sectors. It has also placed on the market an exclusive milk substitute, Sprayfo, for use with heifers and heifers for production (Vía Láctea). Research is being conducted at the International Center for Tropical Pastures (CIPAT), located in the state of Oaxaca, Mexico, to develop new varieties that satisfy the specific needs of producers. We share the same ideals and are devoted to bringing this new technology to the rest of the world.