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Wednesday, April 17

Forbes / Reuters Peru puts hopes in juicy, spicy, sweet exports: "Paprika is another hot prospect. The spice is much in demand in Spain as a food coloring and flavoring. Peru's paprika exports rocketed to $16 million last year from $6 million in 2000, and producers hope the trend will last. 'Paprika exports will grow 47 percent this year against last year because of greater demand in a captive market like Spain and low production in other countries because of blight,' said Eliazar Lupaca, an exporter based in southern Peru." Another chapter in the underachieving agricultural sector in Peru. Promises that fail to mature because neither the state or private capital wants to invest in the countryside.

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