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Peru: Drought threatens mangos and avocados in Casma

A water shortage has jeopardized the mango and avocado Hass seasons in the province of Casma, said the mayor of this jurisdiction, Joseph Perez Mimbela. He said that the delay in the rains had affected at least 12,000 hectares of mango and 6,000 hectares of hass avocado.

Perez Mimbela stated that the crops where drying due to the lack of water, which put the investment made by rural men in this part of the region at risk.

"Not all farmers have access to irrigation technology," he said.

He also said that 11 districts had formed the Commonwealth of Municipalities of the Casma River Basin.


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