Agrícola Austral started ten years ago, when we purchased a farm in Piura, in the North of Peru, and started growing mangos and lemons. This region is warm all year long due to its proximity to the Equator, which makes it the ideal place to grow our mangos and lemons! The following years we wanted to explore opportunities and grow new products. That is how we started to produce avocados, strawberries ginger and turmeric. Since Austral is a family business, we try to get everyone involved: my parents, my sister, my wife and employees are dedicated to the field and assist the associated producers.
About two years ago, we started growing ginger and turmeric in the Junín region, which is about 10 hours by car from the city of Lima. It is a tropical area with incredible landscapes and climate and a very friendly and cheerful population. The ginger in this area has a special flavor, very intense and delicious. In the past, these areas suffered a lot due to terrorism and the presence of drug trafficking. Nowadays, the development of new crops and the export of many of these products has generated new economic opportunities and development, leaving bad times behind and new opportunities to the future.