Modernization of Agriculture in Peru in the 1990s

Latin America Studies Series


Edited by José A. Salaverry Llosa , Rosario Gómez , Tatsuya Shimizu
March 2001

This publication is an outcome of a research project “Modernization of Agriculture in Peru in 1990s” that was conducted in Lima, Peru, during the period from August 2000 to January 2001. This project is financed by the Institute of Developing Economies (IDE).
The participants in the project are Professor Carlos Amat y León and Professor Rosario Gomez of Centro de Investigación de la Universidad del Pacífico (CIUP), Dr. Jose Salaverry, consultant and former president of the state development financial corporation, COFIDE, and Tatsuya Shimizu, researcher at IDE and visiting researcher at CIUP.
Due to unforeseen developments in Peruvian politics, Professor Carlos Amat y León was appointed as the Minister of Agriculture at the end of November 2000. As a result, he was not able to continue participating in the project thereafter. I am deeply grateful for his contribution to this study.
On behalf of IDE, I would like to thank CIUP for its generous support. This research center accepted me as a visiting researcher for the twoyear period from April 2000 to March 2002.

Tatsuya Shimizu

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Introduction / Tatsuya Shimizu

Chapter 1 Credit and Financing for Agriculture in Peru / José A. Salaverry Llosa
1. The Scenario of Macroeconomic Policies and Rural Financing at the End of the Decade of the Eighties.
2. Theories and Experiences in Rural Funding
3. The Financial Reform and the Supply of Agrarian Financing in the Decade of the Nineties.

Chapter 2 Peruvian Exporter Agribusiness Sector: Lessons from asparagus exports / Rosario Gómez
A. The new paradigm in food markets
B. Export of agricultural products from Peru
C. Theory of the firm: transaction costs and vertical coordination
D. The asparagus export case

Chapter 3 Participation of Small-Scale Farmers in the Production of Non-Traditional Agricultural Exports / Tatsuya Shimizu
1. Participation by small-scale farmers
2. Small-scale farmers and NTAEs in Peru
3. Asparagus production