Farming sector saw a 6.40% growth in June, despite "Coastal El Niño" impacts in northern regions earlier this year, Agriculture and Irrigation Minister Jose Hernandez informed Saturday.
Nevertheless, the National Institute of Statistics and Informatics (INEI) said farming rose 6.40% in June, underpinned by higher agricultural production (10.22%), although livestock contracted 1.79%.
As per agriculture products, hard yellow corn (+30.04%), coffee (+13.6%), potatoes (+10.7%) and paddy rice (+10.0%) stood out among the rest.
On the other hand, livestock (goat, sheep, poultry and cattle) saw negative results due to Coastal El Niño.
Agro-exports go up
Hernandez highlighted steps taken by his administration to mitigate weather calamities.
Said actions helped crops rebound and led to a 10% increase in agro-exports during the first half of 2017, over the same period a year earlier.