10,000 more hectares of rice to be planted in Costa Rica

For the 2008-2009 period, rice growers will plant 58,130 hectares compared to the 47,252 in the 2007-2008 period.

Monday, January 5, 2009

According to nacion.com, "This increase in local rice production is due to two great expectations: the difficulty in importing rice due to high prices and the eventual help from the Government via the National Food Program."



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Costa Rica: Change in Rice Growing Zones

April 2014

Between 2008 and 2013 the size of areas sown with rice in the north of the country increased by 92% and in the Caribbean coast they declined by 86%.

The moisture level of the soil together with other related factors to climate and characteristics of each area have led rice farmers to shift the main areas of cultivation from the Atlantic region to the Northern region.

Rice Cultivation Declines

June 2009

The rice growing season of 2008-2009, registered a decrease of 22% in the area used for rice cultivation in Costa Rica, from the same period in 2007-2008.

The main causes for the reduction of the harvested area are the contraction of credit during 2008, a product of the international financial crisis, and the international decline in the price for rice during the same year.

Reduced Rice Planting in Costa Rica

March 2012

In order to overcome the distortions that have occured in the market, the National Assembly of Producers has decided to reduce the amount of sown land by 23 hectares.

Following the decision by the National Assembly of Producers, an agreement to issue certificates for the purchase of rice by industrialist is still pending.

Excess Rice in Costa Rica

October 2011

A decree fixing prices has distorted normal market functioning, and caused overproduction of 19,000 tonnes.

The productive sector, together with representatives from the government agreed that the excess production will be acquired by various distributors.

Leticia Vindas writes on the website of El Financiero "...

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