Lima, July 7, 2014
The head of the Ministry of Women and Vulnerable Populations (Mimp), Carmen Omonte, today stressed the need to build private and public spaces to promote the economic and environmental competitiveness in the high Andean basins of Peru.
In closing the public hearing "Water Management, Governance and Competitiveness", held in the Congress, Omonte stated effective conservation, management and use of water as key elements in developing the country’s agricultural sector.
She pointed to a group of farmers in the upper watershed of Lurin in the Huarochirí province--located within the Lima region—who have increased their production by effectively escalating their water capacity to over one million cubic meters.
Omonte recalled that formal banking standards nowadays require a greater assurance in productivity, associativity, and insurance markets for small farmers who often do not have access to such resources. Nevertheless, the group of farmers in Lurin is an example of a group successfully raising its performance capacity.