The Ministry of Foreign Trade and Tourism (mincetur) reported that around 3,950 farmers belonging to export organizations or with export potential have been assisted in logistics management and commercial negotiation, thanks to the Logistics Manager Program.
This program seeks to strengthen logistics capacities and the level of commercial negotiation, with buyers and logistics service providers of exporting organizations or with exporting potential.
So far four editions have been developed. In the first three, the program trained 16 organizations —including associations and cooperatives— linked to the sector. In Ayacucho, specialized groups were trained in the quinoa chain; in the La Libertad region, the same was done with associations dedicated to the avocado chain; and in Cusco, CajamarcaAmazonas, San Martín, Ayacucho and Junín, the coffee chain was instructed through the program.
During the last training, eight exporting organizations from the Piura region banana chain were included, a product whose main international markets are the United States, Canada, Panama, South Korea and Europe.
At the end of the fourth edition, the Mincetur reported that exporting organizations have improved their knowledge in logistics management by 52% and also reduced their logistics costs by between 23% and 47%.
The Mincetur will organize new editions of the program. Now, there will be 16 organizations linked to the cocoa chain in the San Martín region and associations dedicated to the avocado chain in ArequipaMoquegua, Tacna, Apurimac, Huancavelica and Cusco, who will receive instruction in logistics management and commercial negotiation.
To this will be added a training for the chestnut chain, during the third quarter of the year, for eight organizations of mother god.
All this will allow strengthening the capacities of around 1,800 new farmers and, with this, boost the economic reactivation of the country.