Julián Domínguez in Catamarca: “We promote biotechnological development because while other countries produce weapons, we produce quality food for the world”

The Minister of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries of the Nation, Julian Domingueztoday toured productive undertakings in the province of Catamarca together with the local governor, Raúl Jalil, the governor of La Rioja, Ricardo Quintela and the deputy chief of staff, Jorge Nemé. “We promote biotechnological development because while other countries produce weapons, we produce quality food for the world”

From the Center for Genetic Improvement of Bovine Cattle of Catamarca, where the evaluation of the first part of the Cattle Genetic Plan is currently being carried out, Domínguez highlighted: “I want to accompany Argentine producers so that they are encouraged to biotechnological and scientific development.” And he continued: “The world population is going to grow by 2 billion people in 2050 and the world is going to need the food we produce.”

“In this genetic center, we proudly accompany the leap into the future that Catamarcan producers and scientists are taking,” said Domínguez, emphasizing: “We cannot deny scientific and technological sovereignty, let us keep our heads open, and embrace the future.”

Along these lines, the head of the agricultural portfolio asserted: “We are working for the resurgence of the Argentine North, because the Pacific is the scene of world trade and the best destiny that the country can have is to look and grow towards the north.” And he assured: “The North is roots, it is sustainable production, they are good agricultural practices, they are longer-term investments and that is the growth scenario that we must think about for the next decade.”

“The agricultural sector is constitutive of our Nation,” assured Domínguez. And he added: “We have to go towards a new social contract, because in the century of knowledge we have to accept knowledge, because there the sovereign exercise of our Nation is at stake.”

In this framework, Domínguez declared: “This war conflict is not the conflict of geopolitics, but the conflict of proteins, of food.” And he concluded: “In this scenario our producers are decisive, we have nothing to envy the world”.

Currently, the laboratory has expanded its research to goats and within this framework, Domínguez accompanied the presentation of the Goat-Sheep-Llama Genetic Plan that is being carried out at the research center.

The person in charge of the Genetic Center and Genetic Improvement Plan of Catamarca, Alejandro Lauret, detailed. &nbsp. that “in this first stage we did 12 thousand artificial inseminations and in the first procreation we will deliver live animals”. And he completed: “We had a percentage of about 55% pregnancy with in vitro embryos.”

Minister Julián Domínguez announced, within the framework of the GanAr Plan, the signing of an agreement with the province of Catamarca for 400 million pesos for genetic development to increase livestock production.

In his turn, Governor Raúl Jalil said: “I want to thank Julián for being here in this Genetic Center.” And he highlighted: “In this Center we act the province, the Nation, Senasa, INTA and the Universities to have a common effort and that they are not just individual efforts.”

For his part, Governor Ricardo Quintela said that “northern producers need to grow in harmony with those of the rest of the country, which is why the presence of Minister Domínguez is important.” And he added: “We are thinking of a system that modifies the productive matrix of Argentina.”

In Catamarca, Julián Domínguez, Raúl Jalil, Ricardo Quintela and Jorge Neme also toured the Campo Integral SA plant, dedicated to the cultivation of Pecán nuts, where they spoke with the engineer Marcelo Heredia, one of those responsible for the 450 hectares of plantation located in the Valle Viejo department. This year, the first batch of production will be entirely destined for export.

They also went through the Chumbicha Multispecies Cold Storage Industry Catamarca Cold Storage Facility, located in the town of Chumbicha, Capayán Department. It is a refrigerator for small livestock: kids, lambs and some cattle, which supplies local butcher shops, hotels and restaurants with vacuum-packed products.

The agenda also included a tour of the Agricultural Corps SA Company, which has 200 hectares dedicated to organic olive trees. The firm exports to Chile one of its derivative products with added value, such as oil.

Finally, the authorities participated in the Criollo Horse Championship that took place on the grounds of the Rural Society of Catamarca.

The tour was accompanied by the deputy governor of Catamarca, Rubén Dusso; the mayor of Valle Viejo, Susana Centeno; the president of INTA, Mariano Garmendia, the minister of Digital Inclusion and Productive Systems of Catamarca, Dalmacio Mera and the undersecretary of Livestock and Animal Production, José María Romero.

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