Peru prepares a training program to boost avocado exports

The National Institute of Agrarian Innovation (INIA) announced that it would train 30 Technical Assistance Providers (TAP) to boost the production of avocado of small producers, thus contributing to increase avocado exports.

The initiative, which is called "Transfer of technology in avocado through skills approach", is executed by the INIA and it will transfer the knowledge and technologies generated in the public and private sector of the avocado agricultural export sector to these technical assistants.

According to the INIA, this project will have a multiplying effect, as each Technical Assistance Provider has committed to teaching what he has learned to at least 40 producers in their area, which means that more than 1,200 farmers will have access to this knowledge. In the beginning, the PAT will assist the producers of Lima and Ancash.

This proposal aims to develop occupational profiles and skills and achieve accreditation for labor competencies of the PAT, which will consolidate their knowledge in nutrition management, water management, shape pruning in different planting frames, sanitary control, and technology transfer in avocado cultivation.

Training the PAT will help promote the modernization of the avocado crops, which will help maintain the positioning of this production in the country, and seeks to increase avocado exports and improve the income of producers.

The goal is to improve avocado production and its quality, as well as to increase exports.

To this end, the Donoso Station will be strengthened with the installation of automated drip irrigation systems, planting of new crops, combining different rootstocks with the Hass variety, designing validated management protocols with modern foliar and root monitoring equipment.

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