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We said goodbye to Laura Montenegro
(English version below)
With great sadness we said goodbye to Laura Montenegro, ARGENCERT founder and tireless crusader towards the development of the Argentine organic movement. Always contributing and adding actions, both national and international institutions linked, and from the daily work in contact with producers and officials, promoting growth and positioning our country as a leader in the world.
Laura created and built ARGENCERT, a model company, recognized worldwide for its strength and credibility.
It was part of the NGO Eco Agro, 1st book of Organic Agriculture ECOAGRO, in Argentina and Latin America, “Organic Agriculture” Editorial PLANET, 1989.
It was part of the team drafting and implementation of certification standards and regulation in Argentina 1991.
He participated in the construction of the Argentine Organic Movement (MAPO) and was a contributor to GALCI, IFOAM regional group in Latin America and the Caribbean. He was a member of the Nominating Committee for the World Board of IFOAM 2008 and 2011 and he was honored with the Recognition Award 2011 IFOAM in Korea.
Those who had the privilege of working beside want to convey our condolences to their loved ones and friends, knowing that always accompany us in our hearts.
His remains will be veiled with his family and friends on Thursday 2/11/17 of 9 a 12 hs. Tacuarí 470, San Telmo, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Our farewell to Laura Montenegro
It is with a great sadness that we say farewell to Laura Montenegro, founder of ARGENCERT and tireless fighter of the development of the Argentine organic movement.
She always contributed to it with her actions from the national and international institutions side and with her daily work with organic producers. With her incredible energy, she positioned our country as a benchmark in the organic agriculture world.
Laura created ARGENCERT, a model company, recognized throughout the world for its strength and credibility.
She was part of NGO Eco Agro and of the team drafting the First Book for Organic Agriculture of ECOAGRO in Argentina and Latin America, “Organic Agriculture”, Edited by PLANETA in 1989.
She has been an important contributor of the writing team and implementation of the Organic Certification and Regulation Norms for Argentina in 1991.
She also participated in the construction of the Argentine Organic Movement (MAPO) and collaborated in GALCI, the IFOAM regional group in Latin America and the Caribbean. She was member of the Nomination Committee for the World Board of IFOAM 2008 and received in 2011 the IFOAM Recognition Award in Korea.
Those of us who had the privilege of working with her would like to transmit our condolences to her loved ones and friends, knowing that she will always accompany us in our hearts.
A ceremony with family and friends will be held on Thursday 11/2/17 from 9 a.m. to 12 a.m. in Tacuarí 470, San Telmo, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
In addition to wines, musts, raisins and other fruits, San Juan has more opportunities in various segments. Horticultural seeds are an expanding sector. There are local experiences.
On the occasion of the visit to our province agronomist Facundo Soria, Agribusiness Ministry official Nation, Area Organic Food, Touring 1 next November for the National Bureau with entities such as Inase, Senasa, INTA and the private sector, Today this note aim Green Supplement to this activity.
In addition to meeting in Cabinet, It intends to visit establishments and dialogue with the main actors who carry forward, so today we present some progress in the field seeds.
Until 3 years old, a 75% exports of vegetable seeds in Argentina are produced and processed in San Juan, maintaining this trend in subsequent years. But that figure, are very few of the organic type.
Therefore, They take the experiences vital relevance, all non-experimental commercial, producers of various local cooperatives. They have been trained, and professional technical assistance and audits of foreign experts, finally sent seeds to the European Union of five varieties of lettuce and onion hybrid. In addition experiments were conducted with varieties of other species as zapallo, endivia, dill and parsley…
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