During the last four years, Peru has become the largest exporter of not only Quinoa, the golden grain of the inca’s, but also of maca, a root that belongs to the radish family, and asparagus. This has been reported by the Peruvian Ministry of Agriculture (MINAGRI).
With this success Peru is now one of the world’s top 10 providers of food, thanks to the wonderfull soil donditions and micro-climates. Next to maca, asparagus and quinoa, Peru also exports grapes, avocados, beans, ginger mangoes and coffee; Peru is actually the second largest exporter of organic coffee. The total agricultural export of the first eight months of this year, according to MINAGRI, exceees USD $ 3.046 million dollars with requests for Peruvian agricultural products from countries such as Chile, Mexico, Ecuador, Japan, England and South Koreo. This being said, the most important market target for peruivan products are the United States, followed by England, the Netherlands and Ecuador.
Peruvian presence in the Top of the world’s leading food supplying nations is thanks to, among others, its greater trade openness, and health restriction reduction by the main market targets whilst on the other hand both domestic and foreign investments have increased.