Agricultural Innovation for the Next Generation.

volume icon volume icon
Quality Assurance

Meeting the highest international standards, and specifications for global markets.

Constantly reviewing and enhancing our production and management processes and practices is key to ensure the quality and safety of our products. Our International Quality certifications are as follows:

  • Global GAP – TN11 – GRASP
  • BRC
  •  FSSC 22000
  •  ISO 9001
  • ISO 14001
  • OHSAS 18001
  •  Field to Fork F2F
  •  SEDEX registered – ETI

Intellectual Property Rights

PICO established its IPR department to maintain high quality plants from the reputable international breeders.

The IPR department at PICO is responsible for the following:
• Innovating Agricultural products.Identifying & Piloting the cultivation of new varieties locally
Managing global breeder relations through contracts.
Preventing unlawful usage of protected varieties.
Implementation of sound traceability & Variety monitoring mechanisms.
Technical support to sub licensee farmers through site visits in production and postproduction
phases.
Breeding programs at PICO:

Grapes

  • Sun World
  • Grapa
  • IFG
  • Culdevco

Berries

  • Driscoll’s
  • EMCO CAL
  • Red Eva
  • Angus Soft Fruit
  • CIV
  • FNM
  • Arkansas University

Stone Fruits

  • Sun World
  • Culdevco
  • Texas

Sustainability

Persistent to stay mindful in our day to day practices by reducing waste, saving energy, and minimizing our carbon footprint.

Some of our steps include:

  • Integrating a semi Automated irrigation system to maximize efficiency and consistency in water saving.
  • Automated ERP system to maximize accuracy with our inventory and commercial orders, to let no produce go to waste.
  • We abide by the Integrated Pest Management scheme and are annually audited to meet quality and safety standards.
  • Partnered with Dacom, our integrated data combined with our own in house weather station provides us with extremely accurate weather measurements, resulting in minimum use of pesticides and water saving.

The Seed of Our Foundation

dr.kameldiab

Established in 1974, PICO Modern Agriculture Company was founded by the visionary, Dr. Kamel Tawfik Diab. A pioneer who explored varieties that were non-existent locally but in demand in the most premium markets globally. Dr. Kamel lead the first ever cultivation of arid desert land. He also lead PICO to become the first company to establish tissue culture labs in Egypt and to connect with global breeders.

PICO began its innovations by boosting the Egyptian citrus industry then to continue this legacy; the company introduced superior seedless grapes from California. Today this variety compromises 75% of Egypt’s grape export. To increase the country’s export growth opportunities, strawberry nurseries were created for the first time, which transformed their cultivation.

Read More
dr.kameldiab

PICO in numbers

8500 +

Acres of farmed land in Egypt.

30000 +

Tons of annual grown produce for local and export markets.

6000000 +

annual production of young plants through our tissue culture labs.

5000 +

employees on and off of our farms.

a man with the seed

Export Map

countries flags