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Agriculture

  • Jorge DominguezEmail author
  • Gerardo Rubio
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Abstract

In this chapter, we provide an overview of the main agricultural features of different regions of the country. In the northwest region, climate favors the development of subtropical agriculture, especially in the ample valleys. A great proportion of the expansion of agricultural frontier over the last decades took place in this region and also in the northeast region, partially displacing traditional productions. In the region of Cuyo, there is a predominance of intensive agriculture under irrigation, highly specialized and technified. In the Patagonia Region, the production of edible crops is strongly limited by the extreme climate conditions. It is mostly practiced under irrigated conditions in the river valleys. The central area comprises the Pampean Region, characterized by its highly favorable conditions for agriculture. Cereal and oil crops produced here constitute an icon of the national economy.

Keywords

Argentinean regions oil crops Cereal crops Fruits Industrial crops 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Cat. Economia Agraria, Facultad Agronomía, Universidad de Buenos AiresBuenos AiresArgentina
  2. 2.INBA (CONICET UBA). Cat. Fertilidad y Fertilizantes, Facultad Agronomía, Universidad de Buenos AiresBuenos AiresArgentina

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