Peru: export of berries could grow 300% towards the 2018
At 2018, the export of berries from Junín could register a greater growth at 300% and surpass US $ 200 thousand, said the head of Sierra Exportadora headquarters in said region, Raquel Sedano, during the inauguration of the “International Seminar on Berries–Regions 2016”.
He indicated that in order to achieve this objective, it is necessary to invest more and resolve a pending agenda that includes the logistic difficulties and decapitalization of the farmers, which hinders the process of productive reconversion and the incorporation of valuable activities in the field.
"It is there where Sierra Exportadora intervenes to facilitate and promote that Andean producers can engage in economic activities of high profitability"He said.
He recalled that the province of Tarma has planted 80 hectares of golden gooseberries, 1 hectare of raspberries and 2 hectares of blueberries. There are also cherry crops in home orchards that could be extended.
He stated that in 2015, Junín was the sixth exporting region of aguaymanto at the national level, after Lima (72% of the total), La Libertad 8%, Lambayeque 6%, Cusco 5%, Cajamarca 3%, Junín 3%, others 3%.
Last year, aguaymanto from Junín was destined for Germany, the United Kingdom, South Korea, Norway, Sweden, the Netherlands and Chile. In the opinion of Raquel Sedano, Germany and the Netherlands (Holland) can buy more and could add other markets such as Spain and France, however, considered vitally important to solve the problems faced by producers.
He recalled that the objective of Sierra Exportadora is to promote Andean businesses through the Peru Berries program through courses, national and international seminars, training for producers, entrepreneurs and innovators, independently and in partnership with regional governments and private companies.
Due to the characteristics of Junín (climate, soils, temperature, etc.), Sierra Exportadora considers that it can also grow blueberries, strawberries, raspberries and cherries, in addition to blackberries, in greater volume.
This public institution is committed to promoting entrepreneurship in berry production, especially raspberry, which could be an excellent opportunity for small producers to overcome poverty.
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