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Olmos Project – A green certainty: Peru broadens its agricultural frontier

Ninety years after it was first conceived, the integral Olmos Irrigation Project will stimulate agro-industry in the desert lands of Peru’s northern coast. Location:  560 miles north of Lima, in the Lambayeque region |   BY Vanessa Reaño M.   | “United the coast, united the mountains, united the jungle, with you Peru …” So goes one of the typical waltzes celebrating the nation and the people’s pride in its resources. That premise perfectly sums up the historic Olmos Irrigation Project, whose trans-Andean tunnel crosses the cordillera of the Andes, diverting the waters of the Huancabamba River to the arid […]
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