Argentina is a wedge-shaped country, the second largest (after Brazil) in South America. Argentina’s climate and rich, lowland regions combine to make it one of the world’s greatest food-producing nations, with a great variety of landscapes.
History and Food
Between 1880 and 1940, nearly five million immigrants came from Europe to live in Argentina. Most were from Italy and Spain. The Italians introduced pizza, as well as all kinds of pasta dishes, including spaghetti and lasagna. British, German, Jewish, and other immigrants also settled in Argentina, all bringing their styles of cooking and favorite foods with them. All of these cultures influenced in agricultural and food processing in Argentina.There are huge British cattle races on ranches in Argentina, Aberdeen Angus is the most famous cattle race and that is one of the reason why Argentinian beef is well known in Europe and US markets.
Agriculture and agro-industry in Argentina focus on the production of cereal, oil grains and seeds, cotton, fruits, wine, tea, tobacco, meat (lamp, chicken and beef). Argentina is one oft he greatest food-producing and food-exporting countries of the world, with an estimated 27,200,000 hectares of arable and permanent crop land. Agriculture and animal husbandry have traditionally supplied the nation with 70–95 % of its export earnings, and the landowners have alternated the two activities in accordance withprices on the world market. One of the most important factors in Argentine agriculture isthe advanced degree of mechanization and technology apply on it. Argentina is making moves to become a regional center for agri-tech startups and innovation. There are a few key ingredients to a successful startup ecosystem including high-quality entrepreneurs, an active investor community, startup support, and research resources.The organic and healthy sector in Argentina has had a very high growth rate during the last few years. Preliminary data for the year 2018 obtained from certifiers confirm a continuation of the fast growth: total area under organic production is estimated at 4 900 000 ha