Chickpeas are an important part of Cono’s product range.

Cono Group - Sustainability that grows

Sustainable agriculture is part of Cono's environmental responsibility


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December 13th, 2022

Cono Group presents its second sustainability report to the United Nations Global Compact

Cono Group, the leader company in chickpeas exportation, held an event at the Obispo Trejo train station, which was attended by the company's governing body: Messrs. Andres and Thomas Braun, along with managers and employees from all areas. Also present were the Obispo Trejo's mayor, Silbia Mansilla, as well as the municipal and provincial authorities of Córdoba, customers, suppliers, exporters, and the general public.

13 de mayo de 2022

Cono Group realiza gran demostración de carga multimodal con nueva maquinaria en la Estación Obispo Trejo 

La empresa agrícola líder en exportación de garbanzos Cono Group realizó ayer un evento en la Estación de tren de Obispo Trejo que contó con la asistencia del cuerpo directivo de la compañía: los señores Andres y Thomas Braun, junto a gerentes y colaboradores pertenecientes a diferentes áreas. El evento contó además con la presencia de la Intendenta de Obispo Trejo Silbia Mansilla, Marcos Blanda -Secretario de Agricultura de la Provincia de Córdoba, Pablo Martinez – Presidente de la Sociedad Rural de Jesús María, Sergio de Zan junto a Franco Visintini de Aduana Córdoba, el Legistador Provincial por Departamento Rio Primero Juan Jose Blangino, Luis Dávila – Gerente Comercial Terminal Zárate, Florencia Molina  Virginia de la Torre de SENANA, socios del cluster, personalidades del municipio, de la provincia y por supuesto clientes, proveedores, exportadores y vecinos. 

April 18th, 2022

Cono Group encourages and helps its employees to finish their elementary and secondary studies

For employees to prosper and fulfill themselves in all spheres, Cono Group launched a program so that employees from the plant can complete their elementary and secondary studies.

April 4th, 2022

After two years of pandemic, Cono Group relaunches guided tours for students

Starting in April, we welcome groups of students interested in touring the facilities of our processing plant located in Chalacea, Córdoba.

January 3, 2022

Obispo Trejo Logistics Hub project

Since mid-2020 we have been developing in the city of Obispo Trejo, Córdoba a Logistics Hub with rail shipments, which connects Córdoba with the port of Zarate and the rest of the world.

November 2, 2021

New BRC Global Standard food safety certification

We are proud to announce that we have achieved the BRC Global Standard for Food Safety Certification. For the sixth consecutive year we have renewed our commitment, and this year Cono Group has achieved AA grade in BRC food safety.

September 22, 2021

UN Global Compact Communication on Progress Report

Cono Group has taken great strides in developing a fully sustainable business model while at the same time meeting key UN Global Impact goals over the past twelve months. Progress in key areas is published in the group’s first sustainability report, released this week. The Communication on Progress (COP) report follows the company’s commitment in 2020 to support the ten principles of the United Nations Global Compact on human rights, labour, environment, and anti-corruption.

August 18, 2021

New Code of Conduct for Cono Group

Cono Group is pleased to announce a new Code of Conduct that sets out how the company and employees are to conduct themselves individually and as a business in an ethical way.

Friday, March 26, 2021

Award and recognition for Cono Group under the GAP program.

Cono Group is proud and delighted to announce that we have been chosen as one of the winners of the 2020 Provincial Program of Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) promoted by the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock. Francisco Balestrini, CEO of Cono Group, attended the award ceremony.

March 9, 2021

Back on track after 50 years!

Cono initiative revives the fortunes of forgotten branch line.

A provincial branch line in the center of Argentina that was out of service since the 1970s is playing a key role in transporting Cono Group pulses to customers around the world –and underlines the company’s commitment to sustainability.  

October 1, 2020

Future of soil is in our hands

At Cono, preserving our natural resources is essential, which is why the production of our crops is always geared towards sustainability. We want to ensure our soil stays healthy and fertile in the long term so managing soil carbon levels is particularly important.

October 1, 2020

Launch of new corporate identity and website

We thought it was time for a change, so we’ve given our website a makeover and the Cono logo a facelift. It’s not simply change for change’s sake, however. Our business has evolved over the past four decades, but especially in the last few years. In that time, we’ve greatly expanded our product range and our service offerings to clients in Argentina and in the 50 countries where we do business. We wanted the website and logo to reflect the modern identity of the company and our new market presence.

October 1, 2020

Supporting our local community during COVID-19

Cono has been working with nonprofit organisations in Argentina to help address food shortages and health and safety needs during the COVID-19 pandemic. So far this year, we’ve donated more than 1 million food rations, including chickpeas, beans and corn to alleviate food shortages in Cordoba and Buenos Aires and help support vulnerable children and their families. 

Cono takes the environment into account when growing food.

Cono – Agribusiness with sustainability at the heart

Cono is your trusted partner for healthy food production and trading. Learn more about our mission, values and the areas in which we operate.


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With their slightly nutty flavor and a firm, buttery texture, chickpeas are a versatile ingredient and especially popular in Mediterranean, Asian and Middle Eastern dishes.


Chickpeas, also called garbanzo beans, are one of the oldest and most popular pulses prized for their versatility, high protein and iron content. A popular ingredient in Mediterranean, Middle Eastern and Asian dishes.


Because of their distinct shape, cannellini beans are also referred to as white kidney beans.

White kidney beans

Cannellini beans or alubia blanca in Spanish, are white, large kidney shaped beans with a slightly nutty, mild flavour and soft texture. Because of their distinct shape, they are also referred to as white kidney beans.


Mung beans are an excellent source of dietary fibre, plant protein, carbohydrates and iron, and are packed with many vitamins and minerals.

Mung beans

Mung beans, also referred to as moong beans or green grams or golden grams, have a slightly sweet and nutty flavour. Mung beans are an excellent source of dietary fibre, plant protein, carbohydrates and iron, and are packed with many vitamins and minerals. 

Other specialities

Chia seeds can be used in a variety of different shapes; as whole seeds, ground, in the form of flour, oil and gel.

Chia seeds

Chia seeds are originally from Southern Mexico and Northern Guatemala. In recent years chia seeds have been widely recognised as a superfood due to their impressive nutritional properties and medical values. Chia seeds offer many potential health benefits. 

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Are you an international buyer looking for a tried and trusted partner in Argentina with a wide range of agricultural industry services? Our experienced teams work with customers around the world every day, sourcing safe and responsibly grown crops on their behalf. Looking for a specific product, special type of seed or pulse? If it’s not something we grow on our own fields, we’ll search our network of growers to find exactly what you need. Use Cono as your single point of contact in Argentina to source the best, responsibly grown crops available, delivered on time and with full traceability.

Our agricultural industry services are provided by Cono Trading, a division of Cono Group. Underpinned by the same core values as the rest of the group our team at Cono Trading aims to provide world class service. We are constantly evolving to meet the needs of our customers and markets around the world.