Agribusiness / Irrigation
Peru shows high performance worldwide in production of:
*Sugar cane (2nd)
*Asparagus, Olives (3rd)
Source: FAO –STATS -2013
Peruvian Agriculture exports
*US$4 billions in fresh and processed products exported to over 145 countries.
*Value increased almost five times in the last 12 years.
*Peruvian organic products with high potential for exportation too.
*Micro and small enterprises mainly.
• Increase of the agricultural productivity by almost 50% in the last decade.
• Generation of more than 450 thousand direct employments.
• Rural poverty reduction, from 83.4% in 2004 to 53% in 2012
*Projection of Peruvian agro exports growth 2014: between 4% and 5%
(Peruvian Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation)
*Investments in infrastructure required 2014: more than US$350 millions
• To take care of 67,000 ha in Andean regions above 1,500 m above sea level
*Concessions made for the development of megaprojects of irrigation, under public private partnerships (since 2004).
*Current portfolio of about US$ 1 billion.
*The investment projects are also boosted by the regional governments, as in central south Peru regions, where US$ 20 millions were granted to develop irrigation projects too.
*Also, almost two million small and medium farmers in Peruvian rural areas require:
• Access to cutting edge equipment.
• Technical assistance with the new trends in irrigation, fertilization and others.
• There is an interest in increasing the production of quinoa and in fostering the Andean grains production.
• There is a need to improve methods ofproduction for the coffee industry.
*Peru exhibits great potential for exporting organic products as well.
Water / Infrastructure
*There is an estimated gap of US$5 billions in the Peruvian water sector.
*The Peruvian Ministry of Environment is currently developing diagnosis and plans for recovering the main basins and water bodies of the country.
*The Peruvian government executes an intensive audit in agriculture, mining and industry, in this sense.
The National Programme on Rural Sanitation PNSR, aims to provide, for 2016, quality and sustainable water and sanitation services, to about 7,000 rural communities with a total investment of about US$4.3 billions.
A comprehensive water and sanitation service, for the PNSR involves:
• The construction, maintenance and improvement of infrastructure.
• The strengthening of the capacities of the local governments and of the service providers.
*On the other hand, the National Programme on Urban Sanitation PNSU aims to reduce the disparities of the services because of the income difference of the urban activity.
*The Peruvian National Water Authority ANA, is developing a multisectorial and sustainable use of the Peruvian water resources, establishing strategic alliances with the regional governments.
*Under an agreement with the Israeli National Water company, Mekorot, ANA is working to achieve an efficient use of the water from aquifers, in South Peru.
Netafim Plant - South Lima
*The Israeli prívate contribution to the development of the water technologies in Peru is also present through Netafim, in irrigation systems and through companies as Rafael Valves, Mer Rimon, Miya, Naan Dan Jain and others, in various subjects, including water treatment.
*The Embassy of Israel in Lima promotes the arrival of Watec exhibition this September to Peru.
Watec will bring to the region:
• The exhibition of Israeli worldwide leadership in water technologies.
• The aim to become a regional hub for the promotion of water management improvements.
Watec Peru 2014 will bring the opportunity to discover the latest technologies and methodologies for ensuring high quality water supply services and to show how this improved services and improved wastewater treatment systems can become reality.