Of the total amount, 40% ($43.9 million) will go toward investment projects.
"Emilion Kieswetter, the Minister for Farming Development, also plans to ask the Economy and Finance Ministry for a further $23 million of which $13 million would be used to balance a debt owed to more than 1,000 producers that took part in a competitiveness scheme with the rest to be spent on constructing access routes and genetic improvements to animals and crops," reports Prensa.com.
Within the Ministry of Agriculture’s investment plans for 2012 is the construction of an irrigation system in the Tonosí Valley.
$32 million have been earmarked for this project in the province of Los Santos and the preparations at the sterile fly production plant in Pacora, while the 2012 budget has increased by 35% compared to 2011.
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