Argentinian exports of organic blueberries booming

With 3.7 million hectares under organic monitoring during 2019, Argentina ranks 2nd in the world ranking for certified organic area, coming in after Australia. There is an important growth in the harvested area of ​​blueberries, having gone from 156 hectares in 2011 to 1,000 hectares in 2019.

The production of blueberries in Argentina is located at a latitude in which there are temperature ranges and marked seasons of the year that make the fruit have a higher sugar content and therefore a sweeter flavor.

A fundamental characteristic that has made this prestigious position possible for the country from the beginning is its standard and control system. In this regard, Facundo Soria, Coordinator of the Organic Production Area of ​​the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries of the Nation, explained that "since the 90s the country has organic regulations similar in their requirements to those of the European Union, who immediately recognized us as a third country, which allowed us to quickly access and position ourselves as a reliable supplier in the main consumer market for organic products at that time."

Currently, the Argentine organic certification has approval for the European Union, Japan and Switzerland, and is in negotiations to achieve equivalences with the United States and South Korea. “These equivalences allow Argentina to reach more and more consumers. Argentine organic products, especially fruits, are highly recognized abroad, not only because of the country's prestige and the endorsement given by SENASA, but also because of the intrinsic quality of the products. "



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