Peru bets on its youth ...

Among the three hundred attendees to the Second International Seminar of Blueberries held last June 18 in Lima, stood out the young Peruvian professionals linked to the fruit industry in that country, the vast majority devoted to the experimental or commercial cultivation of cranberry.

Many of these young people perform their work directly linked to the garden, to the crop in all its facets and stages. They are land people, who apply permanently the theory acquired in the classroom to the daily practice of work in the field.

They are modern professionals, permanently connected to the web, which implies that in spite of their short experience in the cultivation of blueberries they handle many concepts extracted from the information that circulates through the computer networks.

We talked to many of them and asked them how they reported on the event. Our surprise was to learn that the vast majority was informed by our site, because they have the habit of visiting it looking for information, data, and knowledge that can serve to good performance in their work.

On the website they find out about the news, special reports and especially the scientific studies that the site publishes permanently. Some of them had even attended the First International Blueberry Seminar held in Monticello in 2014.

They are professionals eager to acquire relevant knowledge, that despite being virtually connected and managing a lot of information, they kept very attentive and participatory to the reports of the different experts who presented on the various topics related to the cultivation of blueberries, asking questions, taking notes, recording with their cell phones, talking and listening to the different actors, always in the perspective of learning and then apply the knowledge acquired.

Blueberriesconsulting was able to talk with young professionals from different parts of Peru.

Lady León and Jhon Olortegui, from the Agrícola Espíritu Santo de Cañete, told us about the development of their crops found on the coast, with a warm and sunny climate, which fluctuates between 11 ° C and 27 ° C.

Ernesto Escurra, meanwhile, shared with us his pioneering experience in the cultivation of blueberries in the area of ​​Arequipa, Huaico, where he started with 180.000 plants that he took in the 2009 from Paine, Chile.

Melissa Paita and Renzo Roldán, from La Venta Farm in Huarmey, north of Lima, also shared their experience with cranberry cultivation, which in their case is in the experimental phase.

Definitely, human resources are one of the factors where Peru wants to make a difference to face the great challenges that have been proposed in the industrial development of blueberry cultivation.

In Peru they are aware that they must be competitive to reach the world markets and that is why they look for distinctive, different factors that make them unique in their offer, and it is known that the human factor is one of the strategic elements for the final result of the productive process.


Source: Martín Carrillo O.

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