Dear Prof. Shankar, thanks for the article. It reminds me of those places, the Montara valley in the Andes Mountain, the Ica region, organic cotton farmers you are referring to and the potato value chain which had impacted positively on the rural communities courtesy of FOVIDA and the research institute. The Peruvian infrastructure especially power in the rural areas and very nice roads as well as the inclusiveness especially women’s involvement in decision making in some of the farmer groups visited was incredible. Surely, it is almost 7 years ago but it is as if we went to Peru just yesterday. Thanks to UKAID and GRADE which gave us an opportunity to showcase the South-South Cooperation. Your article is an outcome of this 10 day study and information sharing trip. Congratulations once again.
Market Intelligence & Information Manager
Peru, officially the Republic of Peru, is a country located in South America. The country is in news because of COVID19 as up to 25 July 2020, total coronavirus cases were 375,961 and unfortunately 17,843 persons passed away because of COVID19. I was in Peru in May 2013 for academic activities, invited by them.
Peru has a total land area of 1,379,999 square kilometers and a total water area of 5,000 square kilometers with total population of 3.2 crores (2018). . Lima is the capital of Peru. In 2017, 79.3 percent of total population lived in urban areas and 20.7 percent were in rural areas.
I observed the people of Peru want a healthy trade relation with India. I could meet few Peruvian friends in Peru who visited India opined that by developing trade relation both would be benefitted. The tourist places like Jauja city, Mantaro Valley, the Andean highlands,
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