Organic wine program with international projection

16 Sep 2021

The Hualfín Program, which accompanies and advises on organic wine production, participated in an important international forum

The forum on “Development of Local and International Markets for Small Producers”, organized by the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) and the Inter-American Commission on Organic Agriculture (CIAO) in cooperation with the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries of La Nación, was developed days ago showing the successful cases of organic production in Argentina and Mexico.

In the case of Argentina, the Hualfín Program was presented, which provides support and technical advice for the development of organic wine production in that town of the Belén department. The Program is led by the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences of the UNCA, in agreement with the Association of Vine Producers “Cepas de Hualfín” and the local Municipality. It is currently made up of 15 small wine producers, who achieved organic certification by OIA of grapes and organic wine, after a 4-year follow-up under the supervision of SENASA.

In this context, Ing. Agr. Federico Segovia and Ing. Agr. Vanesa Velardez spoke about the transition process from conventional production to organic production, the technical advisory activities carried out during this process, as well as the production of organic wine and the organic production of table grapes. Also participating on the part of the Faculty, the General Coordinator of the Program, Ing. Agr. Adolfo Agüero and the dean, Ing. Agr. Oscar Arellano. The latter indicated that “for us it is a very good link because it allowed us to collaborate with the viticultural development of Hualfín. There were 15 producers who joined the organic grape production project and this generated that in the next 15 days we will be packaging wine, which could not be achieved last year due to the pandemic. This is a community project with active community participation “, explained Arellano, adding that” in Latin America, universities do not get involved in this type of process and they were struck by how the UNCA is committed. “

Source: El Esquiu

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