Bioeconomy in Argentina
The agricultural sector is one of the most important economic driving forces in the country.
For an essentially agricultural country with extensive natural resources, the conversion of the economy to renewable raw materials offers unimagined opportunities. The Argentine government recognises this. In 2012 and 2013, it intensified its efforts to put the issue of bioeconomy on the agenda. One building block is the National Plan "Argentina Innovadora 2020", which defined agricultural, environmental and sustainable development as strategic sectors. For example, four biorefinery pilot plants are to be built.
Genetic engineering has been used in agriculture for a long time.