Peru: Midagri will carry out a production cost survey in 10 regions of the country

Published May 23, 2024

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Peru's Ministry of Agrarian Development and Irrigation (Midagri) is planning to conduct the Production Cost Survey (ESCO) across 10 regions to gather detailed information on the costs involved in producing various crops. The survey will cover 72,805 hectares of several crops and is expected to cost over S/8 million. The findings will be utilized to formulate accurate agricultural policies and assist farmers in making informed decisions. A pilot of the survey is set to be conducted in Piura region in June.
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The Ministry of Agrarian Development and Irrigation (Midagri) will carry out the Production Cost Survey (ESCO) in 10 regions of the country. The objective is to know the expenses that farmers assume in the production of various field foods, including soil preparation, crop management techniques, fertilization and integrated pest management. The development of this survey will be carried out by the Sectoral Project Management Execution Unit (UEGPS), in coordination with the General Directorate of Statistics, Monitoring and Evaluation of Policies (DGESEP). With the results of ESCO 2024, accurate and reliable data on the agricultural sector will be obtained. This information will benefit those who implement agricultural policies and farmers, allowing them to evaluate and make more informed decisions for the production of their crops. According to plans, the survey will have coverage of 72,805 hectares of starchy corn, alfalfa, coffee, potatoes, hard yellow corn, cocoa and paddy rice, ...
Source: AgroPeru
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