After reaching 57.9% of the national production of mandarins, the Lima Region has become the largest producer of this fruit, indicated the latest report from the Office of Economic and Statistical Studies of the Ministry of Agriculture (Minag).
According to the compendium, crop production was 7.2% more than the previous year due to increased sown areas, beating the regions of Junín, Ica, among others. It has improved manderin income in fruit wholesale markets in Lima.
Also among the major producing provinces are Huaral and Cañete, together producing more than 110,000 tons of fruit. The most planted varieties for export are: satsuma okitsu, satsuma owari, malváceo and murcot.
The compendium pointed out that the boost in mandarin output, was due to the contribution of Lima's Regional Government, which through its Directorate of Agriculture, is implementing several projects to strengthen the capacities of
producers, to promote partnership and modernize their methods of planting.