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Peruvian Farmer Creates Organic Fertilizer

Wednesday May 24, 2017

A Peruvian farmer is helping fight climate change in his community, by creating an organic fertilizer. The farmer, Jammer Vega, is just 17 years old and lives in the San Martín region of Peru.

After seeing firsthand the effects of climate change on his fellow cocoa farmers, Vega decided to take action. Therefore, he developed BIOL, a fertilizer made completely from biodegradable plant material and water.

BIOL is better for the environment than most fertilizers because it saves water and helps the root systems of the coca plant to grow. (more…)

Despite Floods Peru Sees Growth in Agricultural Exports

Monday May 08, 2017

Despite the floods that devastating the country earlier this year, Peru has seen growth in their agricultural exports. This is largely because the Peruvian government has been trying to rebuild and keep up with the current demand for agricultural exports.

Last year, Peru´s agricultural exports totaled 5.5 billion in US dollars. If current trends continue, this number will come to 10 billion by the end of this year.

Moreover, all of these predications have been done with the acknowledgement that much of Peru´s cultivatable land is still not being used. (more…)

Peruvian Avocado Exports Flourished in 2016

Tuesday January 17, 2017

According to the Association of Peruvian Exporters, Peruvian avocado exports have flourished in 2016. The Association´s data and statistics system asserted that this is the fourth year in row that it´s seen this positive growth.

Four years ago in 2013, avocado exports totaled US$184.4 million. This has increased substantially over the last years, reaching a total of US$445.7 million at the end of 2016.

These high numbers of avocado exports show the importance that the fruit has in Peru´s trade system. In fact, avocados make up 10.9% of Peru´s total agricultural exports. (more…)

Agricultural Fair to Take Place in Lima

Tuesday November 22, 2016

At the end of November, an agricultural fair will take place in Lima. The municipality will organize this event.

The fair is to be called the ´´Countryside Showcase´´ Fair. Staying true to its name, it aims to promote agricultural production in Peru.

The fair will take place on Alameda de la Integracion Blvd in the last weekend of November. The display will exhibit 40 producers from all across Peru.

In fact, people attending the event will have the opportunity to buy agricultural products from the different areas of Peru. (more…)

Peruvian blueberries to enter Chinese Market

Wednesday September 14, 2016

Pedro Pablo Kuczynski recently visited China with the intent to open more access for Peruvian products in the Chinese market, particularly for Peruvian blueberries.

The Agriculture Ministry of Peru asserts that this is an important step for Peru´s economy, seeing as China provides access to 1.4 billion consumers.

The agreement will be finalized at the APEC Forum in Lima in the month of November. Before this takes place, Chinese officials will be coming to Peru to investigate the agricultural situation.

Peruvian coffee exports will increase in 2016

Wednesday August 31, 2016

Peru´s Agriculture and Irrigation Ministry estimated that Peruvian coffee exports will increase greatly this year.

Last year, coffee exports reached $600 million, and this year the amount of exports is projected to reach $700. Peru exports to 48 different markets, the primary countries being the United States, Germany, and Belgium.

Furthermore, the director of Agribusiness Section, Angel Manero, commented on the low price of coffee at the moment. He said, ´´In the international context, we are talking about prices standing at nearly US $110 per quintal. (more…)

National Alpaca Day!

Tuesday August 09, 2016

August 1st marks the celebration of National Alpaca Day in Peru! Many people gathered to celebrate the famous Andean animal.

Celebrations took place in Macusani, which is known as ´´Peru´s Alpaca capital´´ and is located close to Puno.

The festival included the traditional Señalacuy ceremony, a parade of alpacas, wool spinning competitions and more. The region´s leaders and the local producers also took part in the celebration.
Furthermore, the Regional Agricultural offices in Puno also honored the alpaca animal with a fair that displayed the various alpaca producers in the area. (more…)

The future looks bright for Peru´s legume exports

Monday July 18, 2016

A new trend featuring legumes has sparked on a global level. Legumes provide lots of energy and protein, making it a healthy option, and, therefore, are growing in popularity around the world.

Specifically, the United States and Europe are in high demand of legumes, so countries that export this type of produce targets these markets.

Sierra Exportadora, a company working to promote and develop Andean exports, asserts that Peru has great potential to capitalize on this market. Out of most Latin American countries, Peru is one of the leaders in legume production. (more…)

Peru Competes as the World´s Largest Food Supplier

Tuesday June 21, 2016

Over the past few years, Peru´s national farming sector has grown by 3%. The Agriculture and Irrigation Minister Juan Manuel Benites has declared that this makes Peru one of the leading suppliers of the world´s food.

This puts Peru´s farming industry as the second source for the income of foreign currency. Last year, total agricultural exports totaled $5 billion, and this year the total is expected to increase by $1 billion.

Because of the dramatically increasing trend of agricultural exports, officials expect exports to reach $10 billion before 2021. (more…)

Peru´s agricultural exports expand

Tuesday June 14, 2016

Peru´s agricultural exports totaled $1.492 billion in the first four months of this year. This shows a 4% increase from 2015.

Increased exports were in the following items: non-roasted coffee, avocados, cranberries, ethyl alcohol, carmine cochineal, and various fresh fruits. A total of 93% of Peru´s exports were these non-traditional items between the months of January and April of 2016.

The main increase in Peru´s agricultural exports was due to the expansion of its non-roasted coffee. Both the volume and value of Peru´s coffee has increased substantially. (more…)

Granadillas Go to the Netherlands!

Monday May 23, 2016

In an area in the Tulumayo Basin, there is an organization called the Junin-based Agricultural Producers Association is a major exporting source of sweet granadillas. Because of the export program called Sierra Exportadora, the Junin-based Agricultural Producers Association is going to begin exporting its famous granadillas to the Netherlands.

Sierra Exportadora will partner with Peru-based Indigo Foods and Nature´s Pride, which is a supplier of produce in the Netherlands. In addition to providing a means of transport (more…)

Agriculture-related poverty decreased in the last 5 years

Monday May 23, 2016

The Agriculture and Irrigation Ministry declared that poverty related to agriculture has decreased, particularly in rural areas. From 2010 until now, it has decreased by 16%. This means that 782,000 people have emerged from below the poverty line.
The Head of the Agriculture and Irrigation Ministry, Juan Benites, asserts that this decline is due to the bettering and specializing of products that are exported along the coast, and also the imported products in the highlands.

Many Peruvian products are being made available in supermarkets in various cities around the world. (more…)

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