US$ 57 Million Agriculture Program to Reduce Rural Poverty by Half in Peru

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Translated by Mike Dreckschmidt

The Ministry of Agriculture is implementing 25 rural development projects which favor small producers. Their ambitious goal: to reduce Peru’s rural poverty by half.

In order to cut rural poverty in half in the Andean country, Peru’s Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation (Minagri) is carrying out 25 agrarian development projects, focusing on small producers, worth US $ 57 million with international support.

The major projects being implemented include the improvement of water resources management, land titling, technical assistance, connecting farmers with markets, pest and disease control systems, and food security, among others.

With these actions, about 1,000,000 small producers have been able to escape extreme poverty by significantly improving their economic conditions.

Minister José Manuel Herní

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Mike Dreckschmidt

Mike grew up and eventually attended university in Green Bay, Wisconsin. He graduated in Integrative Leadership Studies with an emphasis in Urban and Regional Planning and has been a part of planning projects in three different countries. Mike’s passion is reading; he devours both literature and nonfiction. His favorite author is Peru’s own Julio Ramón Ribeyro.

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