Maca Farm Land Battle

September 17, 2021 | Jerry Black | |

A troubled battle over the maca farm land arises in 1999. Here, a historical footnote in the balance of power as politicians battle over rights to the world maca exports. Here, Eng. De Las Casa, the Minister of Agriculture bans the export of whole maca root from Peru in a declaration that left poor maca farmers in turmoil and put the control of the world maca harvest into the hands of a few influential companies who had direct ties to the Fujimori government (now exiled to Japan) and under house arrest in Santiago, Chile.

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