Peru


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AGRICULTURE

 

The Peruvian agriculture reached record figures for products like corn, potato and cotton in 1996. These good results were also reached in 1997. The fishing sector is characterized by very good results.
The main productions in Peru are: sugar cane, potatoes, rice, corn but also fruits.


Agricultural population (in thousands)

Total population

27 567

Agricultural population

7 767

Non agricultural population

19 800

Source : 2004, FAOSTAT


Land use

Cultivated surface area

21 210 000

Irrigated surface area

1 200 000

Number of farms

n.c.

Number of tractors

13 191

Source : 2003, FAOSTAT


Production indicators

Main crops

Product Production (in thousands) Harvested surface (1000 ha) Yield by hectare (kg/ha)
Sugar cane 6304 62 102424
Potatoes 3290 264 12458
Rice paddy 2468 358 6897
Plantains 1697 142 11963
Maize 1241 472 2629

Source : 2005, FAOSTAT

Livestock


Specie Headcount (in thousands)
Chickens 99255
Sheep 14822
Cattle 5241
Pigs 3005
Goats 1957

Source : 2005, FAOSTAT


Fishing (in metric tons)



Shellfish, mollusks and cephalopods Saltwater fish Freshwater fish
374 438 8 991 699 41 104

Source : 2005, FAOSTAT