Agriculture chaired in Catamarca the third meeting of the year of the Advisory Commission for Organic Production
14 Dec 2021
Within the framework of the Organic Food Week, this meeting was held, where the progress of the work tables was presented, the results of the 2030 Strategic Plan were presented and the agenda for 2022 was advanced.
The Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries of the Nation, led by Julián Domínguez, through the Secretariat of Food, Bioeconomy and Regional Development, presided over the third meeting of the year of the Advisory Commission for Organic Production, which was held in the city of Tinogasta, Catamarca, and was attended by representatives from all provinces and the public and private sectors.
The Secretary for Food, Bioeconomy and Regional Development, Marcelo Alós, explained that during the meeting “the progress made this year by the Organic Production Tables of Buenos Aires, Catamarca, Salta, Santiago del Estero, Tierra del Fuego, Tucumán, NOA Regional and North Patagonia Regional” and reported that Misiones and Entre Ríos “are in the process of forming their respective boards, while the province of Jujuy reported that it plans to relaunch its Provincial Board.”
Alós highlighted that in the Commission “the results of the annual work carried out within the framework of the 2030 Strategic Plan were presented, the 2022 Work Agenda was presented, and also the progress related to Organic Production in the execution of the DevelopAr financing program.”
Organic Production is a system based on a holistic and integrated management of resources, to produce in an environmentally, economically and socially sustainable manner. This production system seeks to care for the environment and the health of consumers, guaranteeing quality attributes based on certification and traceability. In this sense, the products must be identified through the logo of the certifier and the official isologo “Orgánico Argentina”, whose use is mandatory.
In Argentina, organic production is regulated by Law 25,127 of 1999, its regulatory Decrees and especially SENASA Resolution 374/2016. The system is approved with the EU, Switzerland and Japan.
The Advisory Commission has representatives from different areas of the national agricultural portfolio; as well as assigned representatives of SENASA; INTA, INTI; INAL; INASE; AAICI; IFC; IICA-CIAO; of the Ministries of Productive Development; Science, Technology and Innovation and Foreign Relations; International Trade and Worship; from the provinces of Buenos Aires, Catamarca, Chubut, Entre Ríos, Jujuy, Mendoza, Misiones, Neuquén, Río Negro, Salta, Santa Fe, Tierra del Fuego, Tucumán and Santiago del Estero; from the Municipality of Trenque Lauquen, Buenos Aires; from the Faculty of Agronomy of the University of Buenos Aires; from the Catholic University of Santiago del Estero (UCSE); from the Obispo Colombres Agroindustrial Experimental Station in Tucumán; from the Rodale Institute; of the Argentine Movement for Organic Production (MAPO) and the Argentine Chamber of Certifiers of Food, Organic and Related Products (CACER).
More information: www.organicoargentina.magyp.gob.ar