$9 million in investment for Salvadoran agriculture sector
Training for farmers, improvements in the irrigation system and the construction of greenhouses, are some of the projects that will be carried out for agricultural cultivation.
Monday, January 26, 2009
Elsavlador.com reports: "In order to support agricultural diversity, the Ministry of Agriculture will hire, this year, some 300 agronomists to train farmers so that they can learn about adding value to their products, so that they can improve exports and internal consumption, thereby increasing their income, said the head of the Ministry, Mario Ernesto Salaverría."
The new selection, labeling and packing plant will benefit 42 micro, small and medium producers.
According to data from the Department of Agriculture and Stockbreeding, the farm sector increased exports from $19.4 million in January 2008 to $31 million in 2009.
The programs are aimed at providing farmers with assistance and training.
Central American countries will present a proposal to obtain financing in order to provide resources for agricultural activities.
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