In Peru, more than 140 thousand families are dedicated to the production of legumes

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Published Feb 13, 2024

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In Peru, legume production is a significant agricultural activity, involving over 140,000 families and covering around 208,000 hectares. According to the Ministry of Agrarian Development and Irrigation, this production yields a total of 301,000 tons, supplying both national and international markets. The cultivation of legumes, primarily a family farming activity, generates 12.6 million wages. Over the past 15 years, there has been a significant increase in legume consumption in Peru, from 2.2 kilos to 8.2 kilos per person annually.
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Legumes. On a national scale, the consumption of this type of food is 8.2 kilos per year, reported the Ministry of Agriculture (Midagri). In Peru, more than 140,000 families are currently dedicated to the production of legumes, to supply both the national market and demand from abroad, reported the Ministry of Agrarian Development and Irrigation (Midagri). The report of the aforementioned portfolio was issued as part of the celebrations for “World Legumes Day”, which is commemorated on February 10 of each year, as established by the United Nations General Assembly, through Resolution A/RES /73/251. In Peru, legumes are known as menestras, highlighting the production and consumption of beans, pallares, tarwi, broad beans, peas, zarandaja, chickpeas, pole beans, among other varieties that are a source of income for more than 140,000 families ( 700,000 indirect beneficiaries), dedicated to its production in 23 departments. Details on legume production Midagri reported that legume ...
Source: PQS
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