Agriculture encourages organic production with a strong federal commitment
24 Sep 2020
Great provincial representation at the meeting of the sector aimed at the development and promotion of the country’s organic food producers.
The Minister of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries of the Nation, Luis Basterra, led the LXVII meeting of the Advisory Commission for Organic Production that was focused on analyzing the opportunities of the sector in order to strengthen its development, in view of the specific Strategic Plan for by 2030.
“There is a current policy of commitment to the sector that we seek to continue deepening through a strategic project,” said the Minister, and in this sense he expressed the importance of propping up the Bill to promote Organic Production, which dates from 2013 .
Along these lines, the Secretary of Food, Bioeconomy and Regional Development, Marcelo Alós, highlighted the summons in terms of quantity and federal representation, while stressing “the purpose of making the tools available to all producers in the Ministry in matter of certifications, advice and establishment of networks with other public and private institutions to continue promoting the sector ”. And he added: “organic production fully falls within the guidelines of adding value and increasing exports.”
During the conference, mention was made of the need to continue working interdisciplinary to promote the Agreement between the National Institute of Industrial Technology (INTI) and the Argentine Movement for Organic Production (MAPO). At the same time, the focus was on specific cases of value addition in organic, such as designer garments with wool in Chubut, aquaculture in Río Negro; tea and yerba mate in Misiones; hive derivative developments in Chaco; green grapes in Mendoza, among others.
Also present, on behalf of the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries of the Nation, were the directors of Value Added and Quality Management, Pablo Morón; of Food, Juan Manuel Morón; the coordinator of Organic Production, Facundo Soria; the coordinator of Procal, Ambrosio Pons Lezica; the president of INASE, Joaquín Serrano; representatives of Senasa, and other authorities and technicians.
Likewise, the head of the Argentine Movement of Organic Production (MAPO); representatives of the Chancellery, the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation; the National Food Institute (INAL); the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA); authorities and technicians of the provinces of the provinces of Buenos Aires, Córdoba, Santiago del Estero, Salta, San Luis, Catamarca, Neuquén, Misiones, Chaco and other representatives.
About the Commission
The Advisory Commission for Organic Production, created by Law No. 25,127 / 99 and regulated by Decree 97/2001, is chaired by the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries of the Nation, and has the participation of government representatives Provincials, Senasa, CFI, INTA, INTI, INASE, Argentine Agency for Investments and International Trade (AAICI), Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA), universities (FAUBA and Universidad Católica de Santiago del Estero), from various National Ministries , Argentine Movement for Organic Production (MAPO) and the Argentine Chamber of Food, Organic and Related Products Certifiers (CACER).