• 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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One of the most biodiverse countries in the world, Peru’s role as a global food supplier has expanded significantly in recent years. Today it is a leading producer and exporter of asparagus, quinoa, maca and fish oils, and ranks among the top 10 exporters of avocados, artichokes, organic bananas, organic cacao, grapes, peppers and mangoes,...

 

Increased investment and the expansion of irrigated land along the Peruvian coast has ensured the continued development of large-scale industrial agriculture in Peru for more than two decades. After introducing dozens of new products to Peruvian soils, local agri-business firms have successfully expanded and diversified the country’s...

 

Peruvian fishermen have faced three consecutive years of instability associated with the occurrence of El Niño. Since 2014 the climate cycle has weakened the supply of anchovy, the sector’s prime catch, with negative impacts on exports of fishmeal and fish oils. Despite a weak performance in 2016, the sector’s recovery is expected to gain...

Chapter | Agriculture & Fisheries from The Report: Peru 2017

Despite the effects of El Niño in 2017, agriculture’s prospects remain positive. According to the Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation, projections, the sector is expected to post average growth of 3-3.5% in 2017, with exports projected to increase by 20-25% to reach $6bn. In the longer term, ongoing public programmes to assist small-scale farming should help to ensure that more smaller...

Over the last two decades Peru has been one of the fastest-growing economies in the region. Remarkably resilient to global headwinds, positive GDP growth has continued despite the end of the commodities boom. Yet the growth rate has slowed and the initial impetus of a first wave of structural reforms has faded. The question now is whether the current administration can address problems, implement further reforms and re-accelerate the economy.

 

Abu Dhabi is focused on developing technologies to help boost its domestic production efficiency, while also rendering output more sustainable by limiting the use of water, fertilisers and pesticides. Agriculture accounts for the bulk of its water usage, the majority of which comes from ground-fed aquifers. However, with groundwater on track...