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Agriculture and Mining for Shared Development : Ayninakuy Agro in Action (Spanish)

Apurimac, one of the regions in Peru with the highest potential for mining investment, is expected to produce 20 percent of Peru’s annual production of copper in the next ten years, according to the Ministry of Energy and Mines (MINEM). Despite having one of Peru’s highest rates of economic growth in 2016, Apurimac exhibits alarming levels of poverty. Agriculture in the region consists primarily of subsistence farming with low levels of productivity, a limited variety of crops, vulnerability to water scarcity and restrictions to market access. However, given that farming is the most prevalent economic activity of rural and low-income families in Apurimac, the region’s primary development challenge is to define and implement strategies to improve smallholder agriculture by capitalizing on the economic opportunities provided by mining. Confronting this challenge requires different sectors and stakeholders to work in a coordinated manner towards a common goal. As a way to take advantage of potential opportunities brought about by mining in Apurimac, the Ayninakuy project actively involved both the public and private sectors to promote joint initiatives that strengthened subsistence farmers’ capabilities, to turn farming into a sustainable source of food and income.

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Agriculture and Mining for Shared Development : Ayninakuy Agro in Action (Spanish). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group. http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/318341627379183229/Agriculture-and-Mining-for-Shared-Development-Ayninakuy-Agro-in-Action