(Agraria.pe) The National Agrarian Health Service (Senasa) reported that exports of fresh fig reached 119,760 kilograms, destined for countries such as Holland, Germany, Hong Kong, England, Canada and the United States.
To certify the production of this crop, the sanitary authority carried out the inspection in the places of production and executed the random sampling of fruits (depending on the total of the shipment) to rule out the presence of quarantine pests in the shipments.
According to a work plan established between authorities of the United States and Peru, the exports of fig to this country are subjected to an irradiation treatment (destination country) to mitigate the risk associated with quarantine pests.
This is how the export of Peruvian vegetable products has grown exponentially accompanied by a real technological and management improvement, and the application of actions led by Senasa to maintain phytosanitary conditions of crops and promote access to new international markets.
With a planting density of 1,200 plants per hectare, the main fig production sites are located in La Carbonera sector and the Nepeña Valley, in the province of Santa.
During 2016 the shipment of 18,140 kilos of fig was recorded, so the figures for 2018 are encouraging for the producers, taking into account that year after year the plant reaches its highest performance and already installed over 130 hectares of this crop.
The popularity of fig is due to its dietary fiber, minerals, vitamins and antioxidants. If the demand for fig increases, your industry will do so too. It is found as an ingredient not only in food products but also in beauty products such as, for example, natural moisturizers for the skin, soaps, fragrances and candles.
Join the newsletter to receive our monthly news