Argentina to promote bio-input use in agriculture
The Argentine government is to promote the adoption of “biological input” products for use in agricultural production. It has formed the agricultural bio-inputs use programme, the Profobio, in order to promote and facilitate the use of “these types of products” through a Peso 2.5 million ($275,000) investment of supplying products for free over 2015-16. The Ministry of Agriculture defines bio-input products as those “that consist of or have been produced by invertebrate micro-organisms, or plant extracts that are applied as biological inputs”. The supply of such products for a determined period will act as trial uses.