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Argentina: Update on organic agriculture

The Argentinian competent authority SENASA has recently the latest data (per December 31, 2013) on organic farming in the country.

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According to SENASA, the main destinations of organic products remain the U.S. and the European Union.  Exports to the U.S. grew by 22 % as compared to those in 2012, which reestablished the U.S. as the the main destination for exports. Total exports of organic products grew by 6 %, mainly due to the recovery in sales of organic fruit. Exports of animal products increased by 6 %, primarily due to an increase in the production of certified organic wool.

In the local market, the consumption of organic products continues to show a very low share of sales volume.

Both the surface dedicated to crop production and grazing areas declined by 15 % and 10 % respectively as compared to 2012. The totoal certifiied area is now at 3.28 million hectares. The number of production units decreased by 10 %.

More information

http://www.senasa.gov.ar/contenido.php?to=n&in=786&io=2946

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