Honduras: Farmers Guarantee Corn Production

Despite losses due to the heavy rains, an agricultural association of basic grains producers has assured corn supplies.

Friday, September 10, 2010

For the forthcoming harvest, 12.9 million hundredweight of corn production is predicted.

The president of the Honduran National Association of Basic Grain Producers (Prograno in Spanish), Luis Donaire, told La Tribuna that they, "do not expect problems due to the floods last month or due to the heavy rain that may fall in September and October".

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Corn in El Salvador: Production and Import

April 2013

Between 2011 and 2012 El Salvador spent $160 million on the purchase of white maize, despite having the best performance per hectare of grain in the region.  

Even though in the last nine years El Salvador has recorded the highest average agricultural yield, data provided by the Economic Integration System (SIECA) reveals that in 2012, the country imported 83,231 tonnes of white maize.

Corn Harvest in Guatemala Up 3%

December 2012

Despite the announcement that there could be a shortfall in the production of white maize, the harvest ended up being 37 million quintals, a million more than in 2011.

Efraín Medina, head of the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food (MAGA in Spanish), said: "We are concerned about the lack of rain or the inconsistency with which it fell in the days that are most fundamental to the grain, however, due to the efforts MAGA has made in delivering improved seeds and fertilizer, we were able to exceed the figure and ensure good production, since the yield per acre amounted to 30.65%. "

Nicaragua: Good Crop of Beans and Corn Predicted

July 2012

In the case of beans, the goal was to plant 110 thousand hectares, but 112,000 were planted. In corn, the number of hectares increased from 304,000 to 315,000.

From a press release from the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry:

Production expectations in both beans and corn, are excellent assured the Minister of Agriculture and Forestry, Ariel Bucardo, during a meeting of the Bean Council, involving producers, exporters and government officials.

Good Harvest of Basic Grains Forecasted

June 2012

Salvadoran farmers are projecting a harvest of between 17 and 17.5 million quintals of corn.

The president of the Agricultural Suppliers Association (APA), Oscar Albanez, said they have the required factors for a very good harvest, "Winter in May was better than average.

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