News from Peru

05-08-2014 11:20 AM
Water shortages threaten agriculture in southern Peru
No one knows when Ica is going to get improved water management systems, which is making investors wary. The agro-exporters in Ica are going to see...
26-06-2014 15:02 PM
Peru set to become world leader in agriculture exports
Peru is poised to become a global power in agricultural exports through government’s further investments in high-tech irrigation works, the bolstering...
21-01-2014 02:56 AM
Peru's farmers fight climate change using modern and Inca techniques
When he is not watching his flock Silverio Chiquenayra-Quispe takes care of the Pumatalya weather station, located between the brightly coloured local...
03-09-2013 05:20 AM
Andean snow kills six and livestock
Freezing temperatures and snow in the high plains of Peru and Bolivia have claimed at least six lives in the past week and killed more than 30,000 ani...
09-05-2013 10:50 AM
Peru Plans to Double Agricultural Exports by 2023
Lima, May 9 (Prensa Latina) Peru aims to raise double the value of exports of agricultural products with the agricultural frontier expansion and impro...
08-03-2013 08:51 AM
Peru's agricultural sector boosts trade with Japan
Peruvian agricultural products with added value are taking a larger share in bilateral trade between Peru and Japan, according to Mikio Kuwayama, prof...
27-09-2012 09:16 AM
Peru's coca cultivation increases again, says UN study
Peru's cultivation of coca - the raw ingredient for cocaine - has risen for a sixth consecutive year, the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) said. ...
04-09-2012 09:01 AM
Peru's environment minister hails 'landmark' mining reforms
After a deadly wave of anti-mining protests, Peru's congress will vote on Tuesday on reforms aimed at restoring public confidence in the government's ...
30-08-2012 09:56 AM
For Peru farmers, water and mining don't mix
The farmers who live downstream of what would become Peru's biggest open-pit gold mine oppose the project, known as Conga, for one simple reason: Wate...
15-05-2012 07:42 AM
Hochschild mining announces Peru investment
Hochschild Mining will invest $425 million in two projects in Peru over the next two years, its executive chairman said on Monday.
26-04-2012 07:27 AM
Anti-cocaine push embitters chocolate makers
Connoisseurs who take chocolate as seriously as sommeliers study wine are challenging the widespread use of an inferior cocoa pushed by the U.S. gover...
20-09-2011 09:34 AM
Peru aims for 'modern agriculture'
Peruvian President Ollanta Humala Tasso on Saturday attended a ceremony marking the restart of work on the Olmos irrigation project in Peru’s no...
28-08-2011 16:30 PM
Peru?s mango exports grow 57.5% in H1
Peruvian consultancy Maximixe has revealed figures showing the country’s mango exports rose 57.5% year-on-year to US$141.4 million in the first ...
17-06-2011 09:06 AM
Peru's capital declares itself a GMO-free zone
Peru’s capital Lima declared itself a "GMO-free zone" in a municipal ordinance in response to a controversial government decree that c...