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Geographic Regions Of Peru

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This country is divided into three principal geographic regions which are the Costa (the “coast”, mountainous arid coastline), the Sierra (“mountain range”, which are cold and rugged Andean highlands), and the Selva (“jungle”, which are rain forests). The topography of this country as well as being prone to natural disasters such as earthquakes, recurrent floods and droughts, do not allow Peru’s agricultural sector to grow, and only 7.4% of the gross domestic product (GDP) comes from agriculture.
In Peru, about 5.2 million people are in a state of high or very high vulnerability to food insecurity , one of the major cause of malnutrition. This along with poverty, international commodity market fluctuations, limited purchasing power and issues
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