Peru launches potato carts in downtown Lima

Isabel Guerra

In order to further promote potato consumption in Peru and help producers increase their income, Agriculture Minister Carlos Leyton and representatives from the Municipality of Lima launched today the new "Carritos Paperos" (Potato Carts).

A total of 34 potato carts were given to a group of  Rimac district residents, registered by the Municipality of Lima, and who work in La Parada wholesale market (in downtown Lima).

According to local authorities, the carts will sell potato-based dishes at cheap prices around Lima downtown.

This initiative aims to support low-income workers and promote traditional Peruvian recipes that use potato as the main ingredient.

Leyton remarked that Peruvians’ per-capita potato consumption reaches 75 kilos annually.

(El Comercio)

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