Agricultural professionalization, key to boosting productivity and economy in Peru

Market & Price Trends
Innovation & Technology
Published Feb 23, 2024

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Peru's agricultural sector is projected to grow by 2.6% in 2021 and 3.5% by 2025, according to the Central Reserve Bank of Peru. However, disparities in productivity and efficiency remain due to differences in education, access to technical assistance, and credit availability. Luis Quirós, dean of the Agronomy and Business program at the Scientific University of the South, stresses the need for professionalization, efficient management, innovative technologies, and international quality standards. He advocates for a triple helix approach integrating technology, management, and environmental conservation, and calls for public policies that promote technical assistance with a technology and environmental care component. The article also discusses the importance of training professionals who can combine technical knowledge, business management skills, and a commitment to sustainability to advance the agricultural sector towards a more efficient and environmentally friendly future.
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In Peru, the agricultural sector plays a vital role in the economy. According to a report from the Central Reserve Bank of Peru, continued growth is expected in this area for the current year and 2025, with projections of increases of 2.6% and 3.5%, respectively. However, marked differences in productivity and efficiency still persist in the country's regions, which are attributed to three variables: the educational level achieved, access to technical assistance and available credit. For Luis Quirós, dean of the Agronomy and Business program at the Scientific University of the South, the renewal in the training of professionals in the sector represents a fundamental role in improving agricultural efficiency. “Professionalization in this field not only involves accessing specialized technical education, but also implementing efficient management practices, using innovative technologies and adopting international quality standards. All this will contribute to increasing the ...
Source: AgroPeru
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