Chile’s organic production
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"More and more farmers are realizing that it is profitable to produce according to organic guidelines. Organic farming is the only agricultural sector which grows by 20% a year,” a representative of Agrupación de agricultura orgánica cilena (Group of Organic Agriculture of Chile) commented the results of a study of the Chilean government, Greenplanet reports.
According to the study, close to 30,500 hectares were certified as organic in Chile during the past two years. Almost 17,000 hectares of organic land are used for the collection of products in the underbrush and for herbs; 4,200 hectares for orchards, 3,000 ha for vineyards and 1,700 ha for strawberries, blueberries and similar products. According to the report, the area of organic crops (fruits and vegetables) increased by 17% compared with the previous period.
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