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."
A government decree will limit the purchase of foreign certified seeds of maize and beans, prioritizing Salvadoran producers.
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.
Abundant Biofuels is analyzing cultivation of 10.000 hectares of pinion to produce biodiesel.
Lack of rain has reduced yield at corn, bean and sorghum plantations.
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