Peru: Mango producers go on strike

According to the vice minister of Agriculture, William Arteaga Donayre, the strike was lifted after authorities dialogued with the farmers of Tambogrande, Las Lomas, and Sullana who had been on a 48-hour strike protesting the low cost of mango.

"We are at the beginning of the campaign and we are starting it with low prices to approach exporters. Mango production is 50% lower and producers obviously expected to achieve good prices, this helps us realize that prices regulate in a positive way in a week or two," said Arteaga.

On Monday producers and authorities will resume talks. "On Monday [December 3] we will resume the dialogue table, but exporters will participate in the talks to improve the prices of mango," said the vice minister.

Producers won't sell their products until Monday
The president of Defensa, Hector Moran, said the talks had lasted three hours, but that they hadn't reached an agreement.

"The exporters were not present, but we are aware that we must have a truce so all the presidents of the irrigation committees agreed not to sell mango fruit until Monday, when we hope we'll reach an agreement."


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