Israel providing 67% of irrigation technology

Monday, May 2, 2011

Over 65% of irrigation technology currently being used in Peru comes from Israel, according to Efraim Ben Matityahu, director of Israeli international cooperation agency Mashav.

"Israeli services have a significant presence in Peru's agriculture sector. Many companies operate successfully in this country, and a good portion of Peruvian companies use Israeli technology," Matityahu said.

Peruvian farmers have considerably upped demand for Israeli solutions, which can in some cases triple production capacity, state news agency Andina reported.

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In the past few years, bilateral trade between the countries has grown five-fold to reach US$130mn, while Israel's direct and indirect investments in Peru exceed US$1bn.