The Minister of Agriculture and Irrigation, Fabiola Muñoz, said that she is managing technical assistance and technology from China to develop new products based on potatoes, such as noodles, for export purposes.
“China has extensive agricultural experience”, Muñoz said to the media. She added that in Peru noodles are made mostly from wheat, a product the country imports, and this is why they want to use potatoes, that are natural from Peru, to make noodles.
During a meeting in China with Chinese Vice Minister of Agriculture, Li Jinxiang, they discussed several products they can cooperate in.
“Muñoz also highlighted the variety of potatoes that Peru has, which could be sent to China pre-cooked, frozen or processed into chips, purée, and other innovative presentations”, according to Gestión.
“We have a great variety of potatoes – more than 3,000 genetic varieties – that make us unique, and we are mainly looking to export fresh potatoes and potato-based products,” said the Peruvian authority.