Agriculture created the Strategic Plan for the Organic Production sector

27 Jan 2021

The global market demands food that promotes sustainable agriculture and agribusiness. Towards the end of 2020 there was an increase of 14% in sales and volumes of organic products compared to the previous year.

The Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries of the Nation instituted, through Resolution No. 17/2021 published today in the Official Gazette, the “Strategic Plan for the Argentine Organic Production sector 2030”, designed in a participatory and consensual manner between the public and private sector, with the aim of achieving greater production, with more producers and generation of more jobs with territorial roots. “We seek to position Organic Production as a differentiated production model for both primary and industrial productions. , based on environmental preservation, sustainability and sustainable development “, highlighted Minister Basterra.

The Plan will operate under the orbit of the Directorate of Added Value and Quality Management of the Secretariat of Food, Bioeconomy and Regional Development. “With the institutionalization of the Plan we are strengthening Argentine organic production, and setting a course for this differentiated production system. The main objective of the Plan is to achieve higher production levels, with a greater number of producers and generation of jobs with territorial roots” added Secretary Marcelo Alós.

The Resolution provides that the Directorate for Added Value and Quality Management, in conjunction with the Advisory Commission for Organic Production, created by Law No. 25,127 and which validated the Plan, are responsible for the monitoring, evaluation and implementation of the initiative. . It is worth noting that the Commission is made up of technical representatives from relevant areas of the Ministry and provincial jurisdictions, universities, related bodies and institutions, and sector chambers.

Globally, markets are demanding food that promotes increasingly sustainable agriculture and agribusiness, with organic production being one of the responses to growing demands. Towards the end of 2020, there was a 14% increase in sales and volumes of organic products compared to the previous year, the main reason being the change in consumption habits as a result of the global COVID-19 pandemic.

Argentina has competitive and comparative advantages, in all its regions, favorable for the adoption of this productive system, which has allowed that there are currently more than 3,700,000 certified hectares.

Objectives of the Plan

1. To stimulate the investigation, development, diffusion, transfer and adoption of technological innovations oriented to Organic Production.
2. Promote fiscal, commercial, financial and competition instruments for Organic Production,
3. Promote organizational forms (primary and industrial), such as productive networks by value chains, clusters, consortia, cooperatives, foundations, among others, that allow the development of the organic sector in the region.
4. Increase the number of producers and processors / processors of organic products. More production with more producers.
5. Increase the volume, destinations and participation of exported organic products, especially those with greater added value.
6. Encourage the development and availability of inputs necessary for Organic Production.

The measure is complemented by other instruments designed by the Secretary of Food, Bioeconomy and Regional Development for the sector, among which we can point out: 0.5% additional reimbursement for the export of organic food http: //www.alimentosargentinos.gob .ar / HomeAlimentos / reintegro-exportacion / and the web catalog of organic foods in our country

For more information:
Dirección de Agregado de Valor y Gestión de Calidad
Secretaría de Alimentos, Bioeconomía y Desarrollo Regional
Ministerio de Agricultura, Ganadería y Pesca de la Nación

Source: MAGyP