Olmos Irrigation Project Reviewed in Peru

INCREASING ARABLE SOILS THROUGH IRRIGATION: The OLMOS project, LAMBAYEQUE, PERU Since before Inca times (XV-XVI centuries), Peruvian people constrained by the Central Andes region geographical characteristics have strived to dominate water for agriculture. Perú climate zones: Coast, Sierra and Forest      Irigation channel in Inca settlement Tipón, Cuzco   On the center-west of South America, Perú has three clearly defined climate zones: The coast is a 50-100 km wide desert strip extended…

Peru’s new Oasis in the Desert – The Olmos Project Performs

Peru’s Olmos Valley might be a desert now, with rare rains and rivers that trickle to life for just a few months a year. Still, a radical engineering solution for water scarcity creates an agricultural bonanza. Sugarcane, avocado, cranberry, asparagus and table grapes are the main products grown on the 22,000 hectares of land that were incorporated in 2014 into agriculture with the implementation of the Olmos Project in the Lambayeque region of Peru. Sugarcane cultivation represents almost half of the…
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