El Salvador to Invest $2.56 Million in Fruit Production

The investment will focus on support programs for cooperatives, marketing and equipment acquisition.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Lourdes Quintanilla wrote in Laprensagrafica.com: "Fruit Cultivation and advice available for producers will have $2.56 million at their disposal this year on behalf of the state. This total includes $224,750 from earnings that remain from the privatization of telecommunications in the country eight years ago. The remaining funds will come from the budget to be executed by the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAG) which was approved by the Legislature this year and amounts to more than $90 million."

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El Salvador Protects Local Seed Production

January 2013

A government decree will limit the purchase of foreign certified seeds of maize and beans, prioritizing Salvadoran producers.

The first article of decree number 198 (which has already been sent to Legislature) states, "certified maize and bean seeds may only be purchased if they are from Salvadoran producers and meet the technical specifications."

Success of Pineapple in Costa Rica

August 2011

In the last 5 years pineapple cultivation areas have doubled, the annual harvest is around 2 million tons, and the amounts being exported exceed those of bananas.

The international prices for pineapples is the main factor in the industry’s growth, which exports having increased by 55%, and planted areas totalling 45,000 hectares.

Honduras: $ 25 Million for Pinion Plantation

March 2011

Abundant Biofuels is analyzing cultivation of 10.000 hectares of pinion to produce biodiesel.

Company president, James Love, met with officials from the Ministry of Agriculture and producers from the south of the country.

El Heraldo reported statements from James Love, "the project would benefit about of 4.000 people in the south divided into three areas: the first would be plenty of high quality housing."

$28 Million Losses in Salvadoran Plantations

October 2009

Lack of rain has reduced yield at corn, bean and sorghum plantations.

The most affected seed is corn, with $21.5 million losses, reported the Agriculture Ministry (Mag).

"The ministry's report summarizes other preliminary studies presented in the past weeks. From an economic loss perspective, bean is second after corn, with losses over $3 million.

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