Peru Wants to Make Potato Noodles with China’s Help
Peru is seeking technical assistance and technology from China in a bid to develop new products based on potatoes, such as noodles, writes Gestion. The country’s Minister of Agriculture and Irrigation, Fabiola Muñoz motivated the choice saying that China has a vast agricultural experience.
She also noted that in Peru noodles are made mostly from wheat, an ingredient which the country imports, and this is why they want to use potatoes, that are native to Peru, to make noodles.
The Peruvian minister met with Chinese Vice Minister of Agriculture, Li Jinxiang to identify other products that can be exported and move forward in various cooperation projects. Peru seeks above all to export fresh potatoes and potato-based products, for example, pre-cooked, frozen or chips.
One of the points they explored was cooperation in the fight against climate change and the Peruvian interest in learning from China about the use of biodegradable materials to reduce the use of plastics.