Peru: Ayacucho solidifies position as quinoa exporter to Europe

11:21 | Lima, May. 23.

Ayacucho cements its position as Peru's quinoa-exporting region and has sent three shipments to Europe so far this year, Agriculture and Irrigation Ministry (Minagri) pointed out.

National Agricultural Sanitation Service's (Senasa) experts certified a load of 78 tons of Ayacucho's quinoa processed for export to the European market.

The Andean grain of Blanca Junin variety is conventionally produced by locals from Acosvinchos and Chiara districts and was part of the third shipment.

The first consignment was delivered to the Netherlands, in January. Afterwards, in March, a second load was headed to Belgium. 

A total of 42 tons were certified as part of this year's first shipments —handled by Solid Food S.A.

Minagri underscores that quinoa crops are important to the economy of Ayacucho

Given this scenario, permanent evaluations, analysis, and phytosanitary surveillance activities are conducted throughout the entire cultivation process.

Phytosanitary certification

Senasa explained the phytosanitary certification is carried out in compliance with the International Standard for Phytosanitary Measures (ISPM) 32, which requires the involvement of all actors in the export chain of vegetables.


Published: 5/23/2019
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