Agriculture in argentina
Published 21/06/2011 | 05:00
•Often referred to as the world's breadbasket, Argentina is the world's biggest exporter of soya oil and soya meal and the third largest global supplier of soya beans.
•The temperate central region is one of the most productive areas, even though the humid eastern region, known as the Humid Pampa, contains the biggest cities and industries and about half of country farms and ranches. These produce corn, wheat, sorghum, soybeans, flax, sunflowers, peanuts, apples, pears, and citrus, potatoes, flowers, as well as raising and fattening beef cattle, pigs, sheep, fowl, dairy cattle, horses, and fur animals.
Some crops, such as wheat, sorghum, sheep and beef cattle, extend into the western dryer areas.
•Southern Argentina is mainly rangeland with a few irrigated areas and valleys, where Patagonian ranchers produce mainly fine wool sheep. But berries, apples, pears, Angora goats, pine wood and beef cattle are other Patagonian products.
•In the humid lands of the northern subtropical region, cotton, sugar cane, tobacco, citrus and other fruits, bananas, tea, some grains
and oilseeds, yerba mate,
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