The chickpea crop looks very promising in our country this year 2011. The industry is characterized by great diversity of actors in the chain through vertical integration forward and backward, in some cases directly to Brazil. Argentina was a net importer of chickpeas, but now has managed to reverse the trade balance. If a country exceeds a number of constraints in the supply chain business, is a great opportunity to participate in the Latin American market, which imports more than 20 000 tonnes. Locally, the chickpea is consumed as dry beans, but the meal is steadily increasing, mainly due to the spread of fainá and consumption of ethnic dishes.
The culture is done on dry land or irrigation, depending on the region concerned, in mixed production farms, usually intended for chickpea an area of between 100 and 150 has. The sowing date coincides with the end of May for long cycle varieties and the first days of July for short-cycle. As a reminder method, often mentioned the two anniversaries: 25 May and 9 July. The harvest takes place later this year, but is collected until Easter.
Argentina’s production is not significant in the global context: is around 2500-3000 tonnes per year. This volume exceeds domestic demand, but still too small to develop permanent business abroad. In recent years, the harvest has increased driven by increased demand in Brazil and import substitution.
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Source: Made in Argentina