28/12/2021 | Peru

Avocado cultivation in the Ica region has no impact on water resources

The Peruvian Avocado Producers Association (ProHass) will carry out a campaign to promote the Peruvian avocado in the world and differentiate it from the problems that this fruit has in Chile and Mexico, related to issues of extensive soil degradation and water scarcity, respectively.


This was reported by Alejandro Fuentes León, the president of the Association of Agricultural Producers Guilds of Peru (AGAP), who added that for this same campaign they work together with the Foreign Ministry and the Peruvian Promotion Commission for Exports and Tourism (PromPeru).


Fuentes raised the issue that avocado cultivation in Ica is considered to cause the lack of water resources in that region, and assured that it is a misinformation "that seems on purpose."


He added that avocado does not consume as much water as it is misinformed, and that in La Libertad and Lambayeque, the main avocado producing areas in Peru, there is no water limitation.


Alejandro Fuentes specified that Ica is the fourth avocado producing region in Peru, and has a low production, with about 300 hectares.






source: agraria.pe

photo: peru.info

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