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Peru: Piura produces less fruit due to climate change
After the rains of the 'Coastal El Niño', the northern region not only suffered urban damage, but its agriculture was also affected. In a first diagnosis, Educardo Pineda, manager of Economic Development of the Regional Government of Piura, indicated that the production of fruits decreased due to the effects of climate change, because the crops presented some pests and others are taking time to mature.
Production of bananas, mango, grapes and other fruit trees decreased this year due to heavy rains. Pineda detailed that the grape is the most affected fruit, because the abundant rains brought pests that killed half of the production. "The temperature rise is almost irreversible [...] the Piura region is due to begin activities to mitigate climate change," said Pineda.
It should be noted that the San Lorenzo valley has already begun the Edward mango harvest. In the case of this fruit, the low temperatures in Piura helped the fruit bloom. Although they do not expect previous years' production, the farmers indicated that the fruit can have a better price in the foreign markets.
The "Effect of climate change on agriculture Piura" forum is being held, starting yesterday, until Thursday, October 5th. Experts from FAO, Senamhi, the Ministry of Environment and Agriculture and experts from universities will participate in the event.
Publication date: 10/4/2017
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