Agriculture

While Peru remains a mainstay in products such as asparagus and fishmeal, areas like coffee and organic produce are where new growth is likely to come from. Agricultural exports increased by more than $800m to reach $4.8bn in 2011, with the US being the top destination. Peruvian coffee in particular is gaining an international reputation for quality, especially in new markets, and organics are a welcome value-added alternative for many of the country’s small farmers. The government is turning its eye to improving agricultural infrastructure, particularly with regard to irrigation and distribution. Additionally, the creation of more Peruvian agricultural brands, such as Juan Valdez coffee, could have tremendous positive effects on the sector. This sector includes an interview with Carlos Pinillos González, CEO, Tecnológica de Alimentos.
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OBG talks to Carlos Pinillos González, CEO, Tecnológica de Alimentos