The Government launched the “Argentina Orgánica Awards”.
28 Dec 2022
It is an initiative that aims to recognize producers who develop value-added projects in the national organic agribusiness.
Through a resolution published Wednesday in the Official Gazette, the Secretariat of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries created the “Argentina Organic Awards”.
It is a contest that will have an annual edition and in which there will be 12 categories of nomination and nine special mentions, “to recognize the different actors in the organic value chain of Argentina, who have developed projects of excellence, innovative and / or inspiring that generate added value to the production in the national organic agribusiness”.
These awards will be presented each year as part of the celebrations of the National Day of Organic Production, which is celebrated every December 3.
- vegetable primary production
- To primary animal production
- To value added
- To retail trade
- To restaurant
- To municipal/provincial or biodistrict/ecoregion program
- To product development
- To packaging, biomaterial or bio-based material
- To cooperative, cluster, consortium or associative group development
- To the integration project with rural tourism or ecotourism
- To the accompanying service
- To the gondola or sections
- Argentine organic ambassador
- Young entrepreneurship
- Circular Economy Development
- Challenge of productive reengineering
- Initial/medium educational program
- Public communication campaign on consumption
- Inclusion of social protection in productive developments
- Undergraduate or graduate thesis
In the recitals of the resolution, the Government reviews some data on organic production in Argentina, which are part of a Senasa report with data to 2021:
- 3.9 million hectares: this is the area under organic monitoring. 3.6 million correspond to animal production (mainly wool in Patagonia) and 275,000 to plant production.
- 96,476 hectares: this is the harvested area, which increased 14% over the previous year.
- 1,854: is the number of operators, distributed among 1,248 primary producers, 476 processors and 130 marketers.
- 1%: is only the proportion of certified organic products that are consumed internally, “but there is a greater diversification and presence in local fairs and direct distribution to consumers, with an increasing interest in this type of products,” says the report.
- 1,430 tons of industrialized organic products are marketed locally, mainly wheat flour, whole wheat flour and balanced feed. This is followed by 83 tons of vegetables and legumes; 63 tons of cereals; 47.5 tons of honey and 49.5 tons of beef.
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