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Peru: Sierra, Selva Exportadora to boost sales in rainforest region


LIMA,PERÚ.09 SETIEMBRE.Cafe Yanatile, en la  Feria Gastronomica "MISTURA 2013".Foto:ANDINA/Hector Vinces.

LIMA,PERÚ.09 SETIEMBRE.Cafe Yanatile, en la Feria Gastronomica "MISTURA 2013".Foto:ANDINA/Hector Vinces.

07:00 | Lima, Feb. 27.

State-run Sierra y Selva Exportadora (Exporting Andes and Jungle) program this year expects to generate S/5 million (around US$1.537 million) in revenue from sales of Ucayali region's products.

Sierra y Selva Exportadora is designed to promote economic activities —originated in Peru's Andes and jungle areas— that allow growers to attach themselves to national and international markets.

The result will be possible with the implementation of 13 business plans.

The plans —to be worked along with the region's communities— are focused on seven productive chains, Sierra y Selva Exportadora Executive-Director Alfonso Velasquez stated. 

Said chains will feature products: cacao, coffee, camu camu, paiche fish, wood, bananas and aguaje. 

On the other hand, Velasquez noted the agriculture sector will benefit thanks to Serviagro.

Serviagro is an agro-services platform aimed at providing technical support, as well as further training to farmers on agricultural, livestock and forestry-related matters.

Likewise, he highlighted articulated efforts by regional governments and entrepreneurs to develop those projects.

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Published: 2/27/2017
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