Post Tagged with: "Ministry of Agriculture"

Forest Fires Raze Crops and Wildlife in Andean Highlands

Forest Fires Raze Crops and Wildlife in Andean Highlands

Park rangers and firefighters have succeeded in putting out fires in four wildlife reserves in northern Peru, but several other forest fires continue to smolder or burn in other parts of the country. The government has called for emergency measures in the highlands of Cajamarca and Lambayeque, where several fires […]

Toxic Pesticides Still Allowed in New Agriculture Regulations

The Ministry of Agriculture recently approved regulations that authorize the continued use of two types of chemical pesticides that the World Health Organization, WHO, has classified as “toxic” and “very toxic.” According to Servindi, the Intercultural Communications Service, the types of pesticides authorized come under the WHO categories of 1a […]

Coffee Farmers Lift Protests After Deal With Government

Coffee Farmers Lift Protests After Deal With Government

Coffee growers in Peru have lifted their protests after reaching an agreement with the government to help them respond to the coffee leaf rust fungus that is damaging their crops. The farmers had been on strike for four days, and had blocked parts of the Carretera Central highway that connects […]

Ten Year Ban on Genetically Modified Seeds and Foods Takes Force Thursday

A 10-year ban on genetically modified foods in Peru came into effect this week, state news agency Andina reported. Peru’s executive has approved the regulations for the law that prohibits the importation, production and use of GMO foods in the country. Violating the law can result in a maximum fine of […]