• Agriculture

    OBG investigates the key pressures and developments affecting local agriculture, particularly where a country is dependent on plantations or forestry to maintain GNP. It also highlights the output trends and technological advances in areas such as irrigation techniques and land reclamation.
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Increased investment and the expansion of irrigated land along the Peruvian coast has ensured the continued development of large-scale industrial agriculture for more than two decades. After introducing dozens of new products, local agri-business firms have successfully expanded and diversified the country’s agricultural export base. Meanwhile...

 

The strength of domestic agriculture relies on crop diversity, a harvest season that is the inverse of the northern hemisphere’s, and the fertile and well-irrigated coastal regions. As agricultural exports rise, they are becoming important contributors to GDP and major providers of job opportunities. By opening up to new global markets and...

Chapter | Agriculture from The Report: Peru 2019

Increased investment and the expansion of irrigated land along the Peruvian coast has ensured the...

Peru has seen relatively stable economic growth and significantly reduced the number of people living in poverty. Still, there have been multiple cases of corruption, but the government of President Martín Vizcarra Cornejo, who took office in 2018, has focused efforts on combatting this and stabilising the political climate. Nevertheless, challenges to ensuring sustainable development remain.

 

Global food demand is expected to increase from anywhere between 59% to 98% by 2050. However, global freshwater resources are already overstretched due to climate change and soaring population growth, and it is unclear how agricultural production will keep up with these challenges. In recent years climate-induced water shortages in urban areas...

 

With agriculture accounting for a large part of the earnings of many families, ensuring livelihoods are not jeopardised by bad harvests has become increasingly important as the population expands. An important step towards accelerating the development of better agricultural support policies was taken in June 2018, with the approval of a new...

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