The result was driven by higher agricultural production, such as raw cotton, which increased +158% due to a greater area planted and harvested in Piura, Ica and Lambayeque.
He agricultural sector it grew 4.3% during 2022 despite the problems of drought and the increase in fertilizers that affected small farmers in the countryside, reported the Minister of Agrarian Development and Irrigation, Nelly Walls of the Castle.
“Agriculture has grown despite weather problems, such as drought, and for this reason I want to thank the work of small farmers in the fields. The agricultural sector has been the economic activity that has never stopped and that has contributed to the economic reactivation and the generation of employment in the country,” he said.
In her speech from the Plaza de Armas in Huacho, the minister highlighted the work of the 2.2 million small producers in providing food to the popular table. In addition, she ratified the Government’s commitment to continue adopting the necessary measures, aimed at promoting agriculture.
According to the Ministry of Agrarian Development and Irrigation (Midagri), the agricultural sector closed the year 2022 with a growth of 4.3%, driven by the greater agricultural production, such as raw cotton, which increased +158% (greater planted area and harvested in Piura, Ica and Lambayeque); olive +54.4% (favorable weather conditions in Tacna and Arequipa); blueberries at +28.2% (greater area in production in La Libertad, Lambayeque and Ica); among other products.
On the other hand, the minister also highlighted the scope of the Con Punche Peru economic reactivation program, which contemplates the allocation of S/1,100 million to promote agricultural activity, and that S/800 million of that amount has been allocated to the execution of irrigation infrastructure works, such as planting and harvesting water, qochas, among others.
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