Guatemala: $21 Million for Corn Production
The funds will be used to improve corn production and marketing support for small farmers.
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
According to Prensalibre.com, "at the same time that there will be a push for increased agricultural productivity, mainly for corn, support for the marketing of small farmer associations will also be given and there will also be an attempt to improve the income and conditions of subsistence farmers."
In Nicaragua, expectations are that the harvest of white corn in the 2013-2014 cycle will reach 12 million quintals, which will be enough to supply national consumption.
The funds provided by the European Commission are aimed at boosting agricultural development and improve the food supply.
The government of Costa Rica announced an emergency plan to spend 14 million dollars to reactivate cultivation of basic grains in the short term.
The initiative will provide aid to small farmers in Panama, Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala.
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