Honduras Forecasts Increase in Coffee Plantations
Honduras, the second largest coffee producer in Central America after Guatemala, is predicting that production will rise to 4.6 million 60 kg sacks by the 2012/13 season.
Monday, September 6, 2010
The country is expecting harvests to increase by 6.4% in 2010/11 to 3.83 million sacks with new or renewed plantations, Marcial Flores, manager of Honduran coffee institute, IHCAFE, told Reuters in an interview.
In the last three years 40,000 hectares have been added to the activity, considered the most profitable in the country's agricultural sector.
Beef and chicken, eggs, orange juice concentrate, palm oil, beans, coffee and corn flour, are the products that Honduras will export to Venezuela as payment for the oil it will receive from the country.
MAG expects to increase the production of basic grains for the 2009-2010 harvest by 8%.
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.
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