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Peruvian agricultural exports have increased 30 times since 1980
October 12, 2011
On Wednesday Peru’s Minister of Foreign Trade and Tourism, José Luis Silva, announced that Peru’s agricultural exports had grown 30-fold since 1980.
According to Andina, Peru’s agricultural exports totaled $72 million in 1980, and reached $2.19 billion in 2010.
"This remarkable growth of agricultural exports - by more than 3041% - has been achieved through the long-term work and effort of both Peruvian farmers, from all the regions, as well as the cooks, who have managed to put Peru’s ingredients and flavors in palates all around the world," he said.
He added that 100 percent of all Peruvian agricultural exports are GMO-free, which in itself represents an added value and differentiates Peru’s produce from production elsewhere.
"Peru’s cuisine is a flagship product – an ambassador for the Peru brand, and an engine of growth and inclusive development nationwide. Which is why GM-free agricultural exports fits exceptionally well with our cuisine" Silva said, according to Andina.
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