Peruvian agro-exports are dynamic when it comes to employment generation, and they will contribute to creating 750,000 new jobs in the coming 10 years, private-run Foreign Trade Society (ComexPeru) General Manager Jessica Luna informed Wednesday.
"This [agro-exports] sector
is dynamic in terms of employment, and it will generate some 750,000 new jobs in the next decade [...]," she expressed.
Within this context, Luna pointed out export-oriented agriculture
generates more income for workers, unlike the cases involving people who work in small-scale agriculture.
According to the officer, Peru's farming
exports totaled US$3.492 billion between January and October of 2017, up by 10.9% from the same period last year.
Such expansion was mainly explained by higher shipments of avocado (US$576.2 million; +45%) and grapes (US$272 million; +4%).