FAO: Peru has “great potential” for forest industry development

Peru has a “great potential” for forest industry development and biodiversity conservation, said an official of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization.

Director of FAO Forest Assessment, Management and Conservation Division, Eduardo Mansur, told Andina that Peru has important aspects for biodiversity conservation and for the economy in terms of forest production.

He stressed that Peru is one of the ten countries with the largest forest area in the world and its forests have a “great potential” to benefit Peruvian society and the world.

“The Peruvian forest is one of the main areas for biodiversity conservation in Andean regions, providing products used in human diet: maize, potato, quinoa,” he said.

Mansur said that the world has never had such a large population, and it is expected to increase by 9 billion people by 2050, and so is the demand for forest products.

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