Peruvian mayors from coffee-growing areas participated in the "Fifth Annual Taste of Peru" culinary fair held in Washington D.C. on Sunday.
Taste of Peru
is an annual gastronomic event aimed at celebrating cultural influences and Peruvian chefs' creativity across the North American country.
At the site, authorities promoted specialty coffees grown
in their corresponding zones (former coca-producing areas).
Mayors present at the event were: Elvis Hinostroza (Rio Negro, Junin region); Saul Rojas (Llaylla, Junin region); Jhonny Inga (Villa Rica, Pasco region); Oswaldo Jimenez (Moyobamba, San Martin region) and Luzmila Perez (Luyando, Huanuco region).
The burgomasters were able to acquire knowledge about specialty coffees' trade-chain in American markets in order to apply the said experience in their corresponding hometowns
Furthermore, they will meet with Washington D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser and Peruvian Ambassador to the U.S. Carlos Pareja on Monday.
In addition, the mayors will hold audiences with representatives from the World Bank Group and the Food Bank.
Inca participation was possible thanks to efforts undertaken by Agriculture Ministry's Sierra y Selva Exportadora program.
The program 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.