The Minister of Agriculture and Irrigation, José Arista, said that the government has committed itself to diminish poverty to 15% before the year 2021.
During his intervention in the 41st period of sessions of the Board of Governors of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (FIDA), Arista said that in order to achieve this goal it is necessary that the international community recognizes that Peru and other middle-income countries need a special treatment to be able to overcome serious problems that feed the vulnerability, such as poverty and rural fragility, according to El Peruano.
To the Minister, the agricultural development needs key elements such as the strengthening of productive programs in the rural area, the active incorporation of young people, of women, and financial inclusion, he explained to El Peruano.
“Agriculture is a fundamental sector to eradicate hunger and poverty”, says El Peruano, “The rural inclusive transformation is key to approach vulnerability causes”, they continue.
Recently, during the 56th session of the Commission of Social Development of the United Nations in New York, the United States recognized that for Peru to reduce its poverty levels, the international community needs to realize that a special treatment is needed.