He said the delegation will meet with officials from Peru’s Ministry of Agriculture (Minag) to coordinate the sale of that grain which will benefit domestic producers and regulate prices in the market.
"We work in placing rice in different markets. Rcie has already been exported to Colombia and on July 21 a delegation from that country will visit Lima to close negotiations to buy rice from mid-August," Ginocchio indicated.
He estimated that this season’s production will record a surplus of between 100,000 and 200,000 tons of rice due to climatic factors, which has not generated a significant price drop yet.
Minag also announced that Peru’s National Agricultural Innovation System could be implemented from next year with financial support of between 30 million and 40 million from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and World Bank, which could occurs in the current semester.
Ginocchio participated in the lauch of the Seed Pilot Project, which aims to prevent and eradicate child labor in Peru’s Andean regions of Junin, Pasco and Huancavelica, with funds of US$ 13 million provided by the U.S. Department of Labor.