Archive for August, 2016

Peru Exports: Avocados to India and Blueberries to China

Peru Exports: Avocados to India and Blueberries to China

Peru is expected to be exporting Hass avocados to India by the end of 2016, following five years of technical negotiations and India’s recent approval of the plant health standards guaranteed by Peru’s national agricultural health service, Senasa. “Through Senasa, we’re aiming to double by 2021 the agroexport values achieved […]

Keeping Out the Lone Wolf

Keeping Out the Lone Wolf

By Veronica Kitchen — The Mark News —    The Rio Summer Games could be deemed a success if only because nobody was harmed by a terrorist. It’s a remarkable achievement considering that 2016 has been characterized by a number of terrorist attacks by radicalized individuals — particularly Islamic State sympathizers […]

Flight or Fight?

Flight or Fight?

By Yeganeh Morakabati and John Fletcher — The Mark News — When wealth dries up after terrorist attacks on tourists, locals who depend on tourism to earn a living sink deeper into poverty, and become even more vulnerable to radicalization. Although the current rising trend in terrorist attacks is appalling […]

Hatun Phajcha — Getting the Word Out on Peru’s Super Foods

Hatun Phajcha — Getting the Word Out on Peru’s Super Foods

Delia Ackerman has set herself a challenge.  The award-winning filmmaker is going beyond Peru’s gastronomic boom to highlight and revalue the traditional knowledge and amazing nutritional value of the “super foods” farmed for hundreds, even thousands of years in the Andes.  Some of these foods are now famous, but there […]