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Peru: Modern Agriculture led to 900,000 indirect jobs

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19:32 | Lima, Sep. 29.

Between 2004 and 2014, nearly 900,000 indirect jobs have been generated thanks to modern agriculture and business development promoted by integrated production, the Peruvian Agricultural Guilds Association (AGAP) informed today.

According to an Apoyo Consultoria-issued report, this activity generated 800,000 formal and direct jobs during the analyzed period. 

The supply chain —emerged thanks to modern agriculture— allowed Peru to raise productivity, enhance innovation and facilitate product commercialization not only on the domestic, but on international markets as well, it added.

Likewise, AGAP indicated that the acquisition of fertilizers, chemical products, construction materials, equipment, paper and wrapping products stand out in the supply chain.

Thanks to the agro-export boom, between 2008 and 2013 the number of commercial establishments in Ica increased by 37%, the guild underlined.

Similarly, the number of businesses in La Libertad and Piura regions grew by nearly 40% and 30%, respectively.

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Published: 9/29/2015
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