Leontino Balbo is the Agricultural and Commercial Director of São Francisco Mill. He is also Executive Vice-President of Native Organic Products and Corporative Director of Balbo Group.
He graduated as an Agronomist Engineer in 1984 from the “Julio de Mesquita Filho’ São Paulo State University’s School of Agriculture.
He developed and implemented the “GREEN CANE PROJECT” in 23.000 hectares, aiming organic production of sugarcane, being responsible by the pioneer production of organic sugar, exported to more than 60 countries all around the world and in Brazil under “NATIVE” brand. This project contributes to San Francisco worldwide recognition as “Ecological Sugar Mill” and “Sustainable Sugar Mill”. He joined the enterprise in 1984.
In fact, Leontino idealized and created a new ecological production system which goes beyond organic. The new system provides more yields then conventional without using any chemical fertilizer nor defensive. The new production system is called ERA – Ecosystem Revitalizing Agriculture. Leontino is creating a new company to widely teach the new reproduction system in the near future.