El Salvador to Import Fertilizers from Venezuela

The Department of Agriculture and Livestock Farming will analyze the offer made by the Venezuelan government.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Miguel Sevilla, who is the official responsible for this project, did not provide any details on the negotiation for the importing of these materials.

El Diario de Hoy, in its entry web portal, highlights comments from the government minister: "... This specific importing proposal would not be the only one we analyze. We would also make a cost-benefit and purchasing analysis to look at the best alternative offers as well."



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MAG is considering buying beans from Costa Rica and Venezuela, as crisis in Honduras and droughts in Nicaragua make it difficult to get it from them.

The country will have to import between 10% and 15% of the national demand, assured Manuel Sevilla, head of MAG, the Agriculture Ministry.

El Salvador to Double Bean Imports

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In light of important losses caused by tropical storm Ida, the country plans to double bean imports in 2010.

During the past years, imports have accounted for 10% of total consumption, reported the Agriculture Ministry. This figure would increase to 20% in 2010.

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The country has resorted to importing this basic good after losing 40% of its read bean production in the aftermath of Ida Tropical Storm.

Manuel Sevilla, head of the Agriculture Ministry (MAG), explained that the product will be imported by the private sector. The government will assist companies, helping them with the required paperwork, and financing large purchases.

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Salvadoran authorities intend to promote the use of bio-fertilizers for the agricultural cycle 2013-2014, which are up to 90% cheaper than traditional chemicals.

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