OIA was present at the First Federal Beekeeping Meeting in Chaco

19 May 2023

The event was held on May 4 and 5 at the Resistencia Convention Center, providing a space for meetings, training and exchange of experiences among national and international players in the beekeeping sector.

With the presence of more than 450 producers from 19 provinces, the First Federal Beekeeping Meeting was held in the province with great success. The event, held on May 4 and 5 at the Resistencia Convention Center, was carried out by the provincial government through the Ministries of Environment and Sustainable Development and of Production, Industry and Employment, together with the Federal Investment Council (CFI) and entities and organizations of the beekeeping sector.

Representatives of the beekeeping sector from 18 Argentine provinces, producers, businessmen and national and international commercial operators gathered in the capital city of Chaco.

The purpose of the meeting was to promote the development of key productive sectors in the Argentine provinces, through the coordination of strategic actions and events, proposing a space for meeting, training and exchange of experiences among national and international players in the beekeeping sector.

The opening ceremony was attended by Governor Jorge Capitanich and Vice Governor Analía Rach Quiroga, together with ministers. OIA was also there, represented by Pedro Landa (General Director).

Over 300 producers from the province of Chaco and over 150 producers from 18 provinces of the country (Buenos Aires, Catamarca, Córdoba, Chubut, Entre Ríos, Formosa, Jujuy, La Pampa, La Rioja, Mendoza, Misiones, Neuquén, Río Negro, Salta, San Juan, Santa Cruz, Santa Fe and Tucumán), technicians and producers from neighboring countries, as well as 26 exhibitors supplying technology, materials, inputs and products took part in the event.

On Wednesday, May 3, the companies and international operators who came to Resistencia visited the “Grúa San Blas” Collection, Homogenizing and Fractionating Plant in Sáenz Peña. Meanwhile, producers and representatives from other provinces visited Copap’s extraction and fractioning room in Margarita Belén.

In addition, two business rounds were held, one with national companies and the other with international operators,

Also on May 4, during the First Federal Beekeeping Meeting, OIA participated in the Organizational and Knowledge Innovation panel. There Gladys Schaab, from PACH, moderated a conversation between Pedro Landa, from the Organización Internacional Agropecuaria (OIA); Lucas Andersen, from Argenmieles; and Gabriel Gómez and Meredith Machado Cardoso, from Cooperativa Apícola Pampero (province of Buenos Aires).

At the end of the conference Marta Soneira, Minister of Environment and Sustainable Territorial Development stressed that “we seek to position the province as an innovative beekeeping pole, in terms of characterization and diversification of organic honeys of the Impenetrable Chaqueño, considering the demands of international markets is working in the area of the Impenetrable Chaqueño, since it has an expansion potential for organic beekeeping that will allow in a short term to become an important production pole of organic honey at national level and with export quality, positioning the province currently as the main producer of organic honey in Argentina”.