In the next few days the first delivery of ten containers of quality melons will be made.
La Prensa.hn reports on its website: "Despite the global crisis, Honduran authorities believe that melon exports will be affected. The announce of the start of melon exports, for the first time to Canada, gives hope to national producers.
Honduran melon production for the 2012-2013 harvest is set to perform better because of improved farming practices, which producers hope will translate into increased exports for the country.
A statement from the Costa Rica Foreign Trade Promotion Office reads:
Medardo Galindo, head of Honduran agricultural exporters, explained that "we are expecting an increase of up to 5 and 10% of production, which will mean the country will see an upward curve in production", while in the 2009-2010 harvest 1.100 boxes were exported, in the following period the number rose to 1,300, he also added that if the sanitary and phytosanitary problems, which are being managed, had not occurred, the expansion of production could have been higher.
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