Food and land use context in Argentina

Argentina is the eighth largest country in the world, with diverse climates—ranging from subtropical to polar—terrains and biotopes. It is home to some of the planet’s greatest biodiversity. Argentina hosts 35 national parks and 13% of its total land is protected. Soybean production, cattle rearing, deforestation, and pollution are some of the main threats to biodiversity in Argentina. Agriculture, forestry, and fishing contributed to 7% of Argentina’s GDP in 2019. The country also possesses the second widest surface of organic crops in the world. Its largest agricultural area is mostly dedicated to soybeans, which represents 22% of total soybean production globally, most of which is exported. Argentinians rank among the world’s greatest consumers of meat and milk, with the cattle and dairy industry central to both diets and the economy.

Food and land use context in Argentina

Participating institutions: Fundación Bariloche; National Agricultural Technology Institute (INTA)

Team members: Adrián Monjeau (Fundación Bariloche), Federico Frank (INTA), Pablo García Martínez (Centro Atómico Bariloche), María Paula Barral (INTA), Ximena Sirimarco (INTA);  Sebastián Villarino (INTA), Gustavo Nadal (Fundación Bariloche)

Publications: 2019 Report of the FABLE Consortium. Pathway for Argentina; T20 Policy Briefs: Food Security with Less Carbon Emission and More Carbon Sequestration; Global Solutions Journal Issue 4: FABLE and Argentina’s food and land-use systems; (upcoming – The Role of Spillovers in SDG Implementation: An impact assessment of Argentine soybean commodities throughout their value chain)


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