Peru: Cusco region, largest alpaca fiber producer

By: Andina
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South Andean Cusco region has become the nation's largest alpaca-fiber producing area and is making its way towards increasing products transformation quality, supported by a Technological Innovation Center (CITE), Cusco Governor Edwin Licona affirmed.

Held last Tuesday, the one-day business rounds known as Sur Exporta 2017 gathered 14 local producers and exporters of alpaca garments.

"This is an important international event featuring 60 national producers, taking into account Cusco's potential, as it holds the first position in camelid and alpaca fiber production," he expressed.

The initiative allows producers and exporters to open new socio-economic opportunities. Thus, Cusco residents will be able to invigorate exports and increase amounts shipped to Latin-American, European and Asian markets.

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