Area Handbook for Argentina

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CHAPTER 19
AGRICULTURE

After a period of dynamic growth lasting from about 1860 to 1930, during which the development of the immensely fertile Pampa region made the nation one of the world's great exporters of cereals and livestock products, agriculture sank into a stagnation which has persisted with little change. Output in 1968 was still far below the potential afforded by the country's rich soils, favorable climate and generally adequate rainfall.

National policy has aimed at maximizing the volume of agricultural exports. Toward this goal successive governments have exerted considerable influence on exports through taxes, exchange controls, minimum export prices and commodity boards. Unpredictable and fluctuating pricing and marketing policies, however, have caused extreme variability in the net prices received by farmers, which has hampered investment in the agricultural sector and limited the application of modern technological advances.

Agricultural development has been further restrained by insufficient rural credit, an unfavorable system of farm tenancy, a deficient system of agricultural education, lack of adequate transportation facilities and a shortage of storage capacity. In addition, a policy of protecting industry has adversely affected agriculture by imposing severe import restrictions on industrial goods necessary for the development of the agricultural sector.

The 1968 outlook for agriculture was strongly conditioned by the pace of development in the general economy, particularly the control of inflation by agricultural policy and by the strength of foreign demand for agricultural products, especially wheat, feed grains, vegetable oils, beef and wool.


HISTORICAL DEVELOPMENT

Agriculture in Argentina passed through three distinct stages and, since about 1930, has been in a fourth. The first was the stage of regional subsistence, which lasted from the 16th to the end of the 18th century ( 1500-1800), and coincided roughly with the period of Spanish colonial rule. Throughout this period, small-scale production was the basic agricultural unit.

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Table of contents

  • Title Page i
  • Preface v
  • Country Summary vii
  • Table of Contents xi
  • Section I. 1
  • Chapter 2 - Physical Environment 9
  • Chapter 3 - Historical Setting 29
  • Chapter 4 - Population and Labor Force 45
  • Chapter 5 - Ethnic Groups and Languages 59
  • Chapter 6 - Social Structure 69
  • Chapter 7 - Family 83
  • Chapter 8 - Living Conditions 95
  • Chapter 9 - Education 117
  • Chapter 10 Artistic and Intellectual Expression 143
  • Chapter 11 - Religion 165
  • Chapter 12 - Social Values 179
  • Section II. Political 187
  • Chapter 14 - Political Dynamics 197
  • Chapter 15 - Foreign Relations 211
  • Chapter 1 6 - Public Information 225
  • Chapter 17 - Political Values and Attitudes 247
  • Section III. Economic 253
  • Chapter 19 - Agriculture 267
  • Chapter 20 - Industry 287
  • Chapter 21 - Labor Relations and Organization 305
  • Chapter 22 Domestic Trade 331
  • Chapter 23 - Foreign Economic Relations 347
  • Chapter 24 - Financial and Monetary System 357
  • Section IV. National Security 375
  • Chapter 26 - The Armed Forces 391
  • Index 435
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