This chapter includes the following articles.
Peru’s agriculture sector has enjoyed consecutive annual expansions in recent times, with agricultural GDP growing at an average rate of 3.3% per year between 2000 and 2015 – above the regional average for Latin America, according to a March 2018 report by the World Bank titled “Gaining momentum in Peruvian agriculture: Opportunities to increase productivity and enhance competitiveness”. The country climbed two positions to 53rd in the 2017 Global Food Security Index, which ranks 113 countries according to the affordability, availability and quality of food for the population. The strength of Peruvian agriculture is due in part to its crop diversity, with coastal regions providing the majority of exports and inland production channelled towards domestic consumption. Agriculture currently constitutes 7.3% of GDP, according to the World Bank. This chapter features interviews with Adriana Giudice, General Manager, Austral Group; and Jorge Arangurí, Executive Director, Danper.