|JICA vice president Kenzo Oshima greets Peru president Alan García on a 2008 visit. (Photo: JICA Web site)|
Despite extreme damage from the recent earthquake and tsunami in Japan, the country has not abandoned its projects in Peru. The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has announced that it will continue to support the construction of processing plants as well as the bringing to market of agricultural products in the department of Cajamarca.
JICA representative Makoto Nakao said that “the formalization of the agreement reaffirms Japan’s permanent technical cooperation, not just in developing national agriculture, but also in contributing to the fight against poverty in rural areas and the elimination of inequalities,” according to a press release from Peru’s ministry of agriculture.
The agreement was signed by Nakao, Peru’s vice minister of agriculture Luis Sánchez Araujo, and the directors of agrarian organizations INIA and AgroRural, César Paredes Piana and Rodolfo Beltrán Bravo.