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Peruvian dragon fruits export looks good

Fresh Dragon Fruit
Fruits
Peru
Market & Price Trends
Innovation & Technology
Published Feb 10, 2024

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Despite facing bureaucratic hurdles and the repeal of the Agrarian Promotion Law, Peru's agricultural sector managed to reach its export target of US$10 billion in 2023. This achievement was largely due to global price increases caused by adverse weather conditions. Notably, the export of pitahaya (dragon fruit) experienced significant growth, with shipments reaching US$212,676 in 2023, primarily to the Netherlands. The article advocates for a public-private partnership to boost demand for this product in specific markets.
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In the first year of President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski's government (2016), when Peruvian agro-exports barely exceeded US$6 billion, the goal of US$10 billion in shipments from the agricultural sector was established. At that time, with the aim of generating incentives to overcome it as soon as possible, at ComexPerú we explained the need to accelerate the execution of large irrigation projects, which would expand the frontier of agricultural production for export by 200,000 hectares: Majes Siguas II, Chinecas, Alto Piura, Chavimochic, among others, who were trapped due to state bureaucracy, due to lack of political decision. Today, in 2024, they remain paralyzed. To make matters worse, in December 2020, the Congress of the Republic repealed the Agrarian Promotion Law, a regulatory tool that was the cornerstone for the takeoff of Peruvian agro-exports, to motivate investments in the countryside and convert deserts into suitable lands. for the development of agricultural businesses. ...
Source: Infobae
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