Peruvian agricultural production in 2015 grew by 2.8 percent compared to 2014, and was promoted by the major livestock and poultry production in Peru (5.3 percent) and crops (1.3 percent), according to the country’s Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation (MINAGRI).

Of the field crops, yellow cornoutput increased 17 percent, mainly in the Pacific coastal regions of Ica and La Libertad

The increase in livestock product output was driven by an 8 percent rise in poultry production, especially in the Lima area, and the same percentage growth was reported for eggs from Ica and La Libertad.

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Milk output in 2015 was 3 percent more than the year before, thanks to increased production from dairy cows in Cajamarca, Arequipa and Cusco.

According to the statistical group of the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization, FAOstat, Peru produced just over 1.2 million metric tons of poultry meat in 2013, the last year for which statistics have been published. The country’s shell egg production that year amounted to almost 350,000 metric tons.