Peruvian garlic may have opportunities in China

According to the Minister of Agriculture and Irrigation, Fabiola Muñoz, Peruvian garlic might have a great opportunity in the Chinese market, thanks to the good national production there's been, especially in Arequipa.

"We have a favorable outlook of our garlic. We have a good production that is starting to come out in Arequipa and that is being placed abroad. We have discussed the issue of garlic exports to China, for example," she said.

"Part of the work we want to do this year is consolidating our relationship with China, which is an impressive market for our products," she added.

During the launch of the Fruit and Vegetable Week (from April 24 to 30), Fabiola Muñoz highlighted that Peru has been successful in positioning products in which it is competitive by taking advantage of the windows of opportunity presented by climate and time.

"Our grape enters the market when other countries that want to consume it don't harvest grapes due to weather issues, so our production window opens opportunities for us," she said.

"15 years ago nobody believed Peru could plant blueberries for export on the coast. Nowadays, however, we have an extraordinary production of blueberries that is still growing," she added.

The head of the Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation (Minagri) considered that Peruvians should be proud of the products that are produced and consumed in the country, and that the country's fruits and vegetables reach the world.

"We are the second biggest producer of avocados, after Mexico. We are also among the main exporters of asparagus, blueberries and citrus," she said.


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