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    Chile is located to the east of South America. The country is bordered by Peru to the north; Bolivia to the north east; Argentina to the east and the Pacific Ocean to the west. Chile has a total land area of 6,339 sq km. Climate varies between desert, Mediterranean and cool weather, between the north, central and southern regions respectively.

    Agricultural sector

    Chile's main agricultural products include grapes, whole fresh cow milk, indigenous chicken meat, indigenous cattle meat, indigenous pig meat, apples, tomatoes, wheat, maize, potatoes.

    Brief overview of organic farming

    There are 13,564 hectares of organic land in Chile and approximately 550 organic farms operating in the country. Organic land makes up 0.1% of the country's arable land. Most (80%) of the organic good produced in Chile are exported. The government is supporting the organic industry through it's Ministry of Agriculture, research is being undertaken, and regulation implemented, in order to improve organic standards. The Swiss Ministry of Agriculture is working in collaboration with the Chilean government to transfer technical support and expertise for an improved organic sector in Chile.

    Brief overview of key organic products

    Most of the country's organic products are exported. Major domestically sol organic products include fresh fruits and vegetables, olive oil and wine. The main products which are exported are fresh fruits and vegetables, olive oil and wine.

    The network

    Huertos Orgánicos de Chile S.A.
    Tel: (56-72)856104- (56-2)7074200
    E-mail: info@huertosorganicosdechile.cl
    Website:  http://www.huertosorganicosdechile.cl/indexi.html 


    - CIA FactBook, 31.05.07 - https://www.cia.gov 

    - FAO, 24.10.2006: Key Statistics of Food and Agriculture External Trade. Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Statistics Division - http://www.fao.org/es/ess/top/country.html?lang=en 

    - Yussefi, Minou and Willer, Helga, Eds.: The World of Organic Agriculture: Statistics and emerging trends

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