This Monday, through Resolution 413/2023 published in the Official Gazette. The Secretary of Agriculture announced the creation of the National Legume Tablea step towards the future of the production and export of this raw material in the country, according to the official text.
Under the name of Prolegumes, this working group represents a far-reaching public-private collaboration. Its members include representatives of the Undersecretariat of Agriculture, the Chamber of Legumes (Clera), the Association of Argentine Cooperatives (ACA), Argentine Federated Farmers (AFA), associations of producers related to legumes and the Rosario Stock Exchange (BCR).
The objective of the project
The main objective of this table is to promote national production, increase domestic consumption of legumes such as peas, lentils, chickpeas and beans, open new international markets and add value through the industrialization of these raw materials. The Pulses Strategic Plan, which is in the process of development, aims to guide the growth of the sector over the next decade.
The National Legume Table is also committed to monitoring and coordinating all activities related to the implementation of the Strategic Plan.continually evaluating results and adjusting approaches according to changing circumstances both nationally and internationally.
In addition, it will focus on unifying criteria, priorities and actions to improve competitiveness in the production, marketing and industrialization of legumes. The quality of production will be one of the main areas of attention, satisfying the demands in both the national market and international markets.
In the last campaign, the drought significantly affected legume production, which makes the work of the National Table even more crucial. The provinces of Córdoba, Santa Fe and Entre Ríos have been leaders in the production of lentils, chickpeas and peas, while beans are mainly grown in Salta, Santiago del Estero and Tucumán.
The creation of the National Legume Table marks a chapter in the future of the sector and promises greater prosperity for legume production in the country.