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Peru: Cusco region, largest alpaca fiber producer

Región Cusco es el mayor productor nacional de la fibra de alpaca. ANDINA/Percy Hurtado

11:22 | Cusco (Cusco region), Oct. 25.

South Andean Cusco region has become the nation's largest alpaca-fiber producing area and is making its way towards increasing products transformation quality, supported by a Technological Innovation Center (CITE), Cusco Governor Edwin Licona affirmed.

Held last Tuesday, the one-day business round known as Sur Exporta 2017 gathered 14 local producers and exporters of alpaca garments.

"This is an important international event featuring 60 national producers, taking into account Cusco's potential, as it holds the first position in camelid and alpaca fiber production," he expressed.


The initiative allows producers and exporters to open new socio-economic opportunities. Thus, Cusco residents will be able to invigorate exports and increase amounts shipped to Latin-American, European, and Asian markets. 


Fiber and textile production —based on South American Camelids— has been expanding across the Andean region. However, that is not the case when it comes to transformation and value-adding methods. This is the reason why the government supports CITE's presence in the Imperial City.


The CITE's compound, set to be located in Wanchaq district, will be funded by the Production Ministry with the purpose of strengthening productive and commercial chains in the area. 

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Published: 10/25/2017
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