Heavy Rains Affect Vegetable Crops in Panama
The climate phenomenon known as "La Niña" has caused up to 40% losses in some cultivations.
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Virgilio Saldaña, president of Panama's Highland Region Growers' Association; indicated that to make matters worse production costs have soared, in some cases by as much as 50%.
The climate phenomenon known as "La Niña" has led to losses of vegetable crops and sharp price rises of up to 100%.
In Costa Rica, October’s excessive rain has caused losses of $2.5 million in the sector.
Tropical Storm Agatha caused $112.1 million in losses in infrastructure and agriculture.
Rust and anthracnose are affecting the coffee plantations in several of the country’s regions, with an estimated loss of 10% in the current crop.
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