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Peru | 15 November 2017
Peruvian farmer sues German energy giant for contributing to climate change

A Peruvian farmer won a small but significant legal victory on Monday when a German court said his appeal against energy giant RWE, which he accuses of contributing to climate change that is threateni...

Peru | 26 September 2017
Agriculture in Peru resilient after 2017 El Niño Costero phenomenon

Peru was the country most deeply affected by the El Niño Costero phenomenon that spanned between 2016 and 2017 and led to extensive flooding along the Pacific coast of South America. The government...

Peru | 25 November 2016
Peruvian farmer sues German energy giant over climate change

A German court began hearing Thursday a complaint by a Peruvian farmer who accuses energy giant RWE of contributing to climate change that has caused glacial melting in the Andes, threatening his home...

Peru | 21 July 2016
In Peru's Andes, bitter cold devastates alpaca farmers

After three days of heavy snowfall and bone-chilling temperatures, Mateo Mullisaca watches as one of his alpacas falls to the ground in agony on his farm almost 16,400 feet (5,000 meters) high in Peru...

Peru | 7 June 2016
Peruvian organic ginger production starts

"Peru technically has organic ginger year round, but its production is from June/ July to December. "After January the product is usually shipped by air or very limited volume by sea due to the rai...

Peru | 25 December 2014
Bitter winters for Peru's alpaca farmers combating climate change

Until last year, the greatest disruption to the lives of the alpaca farmers of Melgar in recent times had been the arrival of the Shining Path guerrillas in the province almost three decades ago to sp...

Peru | 5 August 2014
Water shortages threaten agriculture in southern Peru

No one knows when Ica is going to get improved water management systems, which is making investors wary. The agro-exporters in Ica are going to see some of their business dreams come true in the ne...

Peru | 26 June 2014
Peru set to become world leader in agriculture exports

Peru is poised to become a global power in agricultural exports through government’s further investments in high-tech irrigation works, the bolstering of private investment and the expansion of the na...

Peru | 21 January 2014
Peru's farmers fight climate change using modern and Inca techniques

When he is not watching his flock Silverio Chiquenayra-Quispe takes care of the Pumatalya weather station, located between the brightly coloured local council building, the chapel and the bovine artif...

Peru | 3 September 2013
Andean snow kills six and livestock

Freezing temperatures and snow in the high plains of Peru and Bolivia have claimed at least six lives in the past week and killed more than 30,000 animals including sheep, llamas and alpacas. Peru ...

Peru | 9 May 2013
Peru Plans to Double Agricultural Exports by 2023

Lima, May 9 (Prensa Latina) Peru aims to raise double the value of exports of agricultural products with the agricultural frontier expansion and improvement in international prices, said Minister of A...

Peru | 8 March 2013
Peru's agricultural sector boosts trade with Japan

Peruvian agricultural products with added value are taking a larger share in bilateral trade between Peru and Japan, according to Mikio Kuwayama, professor at Hosei University in Tokyo. As an examp...

Peru | 27 September 2012
Peru's coca cultivation increases again, says UN study

Peru's cultivation of coca - the raw ingredient for cocaine - has risen for a sixth consecutive year, the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) said. A new report shows 62,5000 hectares of land were...

Peru | 4 September 2012
Peru's environment minister hails 'landmark' mining reforms

After a deadly wave of anti-mining protests, Peru's congress will vote on Tuesday on reforms aimed at restoring public confidence in the government's efforts to manage a lucrative and polluting rush f...

Peru | 30 August 2012
For Peru farmers, water and mining don't mix

The farmers who live downstream of what would become Peru's biggest open-pit gold mine oppose the project, known as Conga, for one simple reason: Water. "Everything would dry up," says German Sanga...

Peru | 15 May 2012
Hochschild mining announces Peru investment

Hochschild Mining will invest $425 million in two projects in Peru over the next two years, its executive chairman said on Monday.

Peru | 26 April 2012
Anti-cocaine push embitters chocolate makers

Connoisseurs who take chocolate as seriously as sommeliers study wine are challenging the widespread use of an inferior cocoa pushed by the U.S. government in its war against drugs in Peru, considered...

Peru | 20 September 2011
Peru aims for 'modern agriculture'

Peruvian President Ollanta Humala Tasso on Saturday attended a ceremony marking the restart of work on the Olmos irrigation project in Peru’s northern Lambayeque region.

Peru | 28 August 2011
Peru?s mango exports grow 57.5% in H1

Peruvian consultancy Maximixe has revealed figures showing the country’s mango exports rose 57.5% year-on-year to US$141.4 million in the first half of 2011.

Peru | 17 June 2011
Peru's capital declares itself a GMO-free zone

Peru’s capital Lima declared itself a "GMO-free zone" in a municipal ordinance in response to a controversial government decree that critics feared...

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