Fruitnet: Oppy drives Peru sustainability efforts
Joint effort with Agropiura helps remove waste as part of adopt-a-highway initiative
Oppy and table grape grower Agropiura have come together to spearhead a unique adopt-a-highway programme in Peru which removes waste pileups beside a major highway by engaging with citizens, local partners and authorities.
Since 2019, with Oppy’s support, Agropiura has worked closely with other growers to clean up a long section of highway near its farms in the Piura region.
The lack of disposal services meant that waste pileups along the highway and the surrounding town of San Rafael were common with burning trash and seepage into ground water impacting the health and well-being of the farming population…