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Concern in Peru as Bolivia decides to stop imports

The Bolivian horticultural product marketers’ decision to cease importing agricultural products to prioritize their national production has generated concern among Peruvian farmers, mainly among potato and onion producers.

This decision is part of the Family Agriculture Policy measures that the Ministry of Rural Development and Land of Bolivia implemented last year, that seek to promote plans so that producers improve their yields.

In a statement published yesterday, the Ministry of Rural Development of Bolivia thanked the importers of their country. “This decision they have taken will benefit our producers,” they stated, adding that they will seize the products that are smuggled into the country, such as potatoes, onions, and carrots.

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