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Peru: Agro-exports to create 750,000 jobs over next 10 years


Agroexportación. Foto:ANDINA/Archivo

Agroexportación. Foto:ANDINA/Archivo

14:13 | Lima, Dec. 13.

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.

Exports

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%).

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Published: 12/13/2017