Honduras: $140 million in Melon and Watermelon Exports
The country will export about $100 million in melon and $40 million in watermelon to the United States, Europe and Canada, between December 2008 and May 2009.
Thursday, March 19, 2009
According to Hondudiario.com, the Minister of Agriculture and Livestock of Honduras, Hector Hernandez, said that the country has surmounted the recommendations of the United States Food and Drug Administration in regards to melon, being able to export to Canada and the United States once again."
Growers expect production to recover during 2013, to place their products on the U.S. market.
25 thousand tons of cucurbits were sold in Europe, the United States and Canada in the 2013-2014 agricultural season.
The current harvest by exporters achieved sales abroad worth $50 million.
In 2015 the region as a whole exported $36 million worth of watermelons, led by Costa Rica and Panama who exported $14 million each, followed by Honduras, with $4 million.
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