The heavy rains, which began with the Cyclone Yaku in March and that have been maintained after the passage of this phenomenon, have had a negative impact on various sectors of the Lambayeque region, such as exports. This Monday, April 17, it was learned that the rainfall destroyed 1,266 hectares of crops for export products, which represents losses of S/63,772,500.
In conversation with the press, the Regional Manager of Foreign Trade and Tourism of Lambayeque, Félix Mio Sánchez, He reported that The most affected farmers are those who are dedicated to planting organic mangoes, with a total of 350 hectares (ha) destroyed in the districts of Olmos and Motupe. They record losses of S/21 million. Next, there are the producers of grape in Jayanca, with S/20 million losses (120 ha). Third, there is the organic banana from Olmos and Pítipo, with S/10 million lost (520 ha).
Regional Manager of Foreign Trade and Tourism of Lambayeque, Félix Mio Sánchez. Photo: Emmanuel Moreno/La República.
“Due to the heavy rainfall in Lambayeque, more than 1,200 hectares of crops for export products have been affected since March, representing losses of almost S/64 million. We are talking about products such as organic mangoes and bananas, grapes, avocados, blueberries and others fruits that went to the most important markets in Europe and the United States”, said the regional manager.
In this sense, Mio Sánchez emphasized that it is vital that representatives of the Ministry of Agrarian Development and Irrigation visit the producers of the districts where this damage has been reported, in order to know their situation and offer them the support they demand from the authorities. The official regretted that none of the field men from Olmos, Motupe, Jayana or Ferreñafe have benefited from the bonds that the State has granted after the increase in the price of fertilizers and the crisis in the sector.
Hamlets remain isolated
At another time, the regional manager of Foreign Trade and Tourism, who is responsible for coordinating and monitoring the rain emergency in Olmos from GORE Lambayeque, recalled that there are still 100 hamlets in this district partially isolated or with communication difficulties by the overflow of the river Cascajal and the increase in the flow of the stream Kerpoon. In addition, 7,000 victims and some 5,000 uninhabitable houses have been reported.
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