Honduras: growers throw away onions

At the border with Guatemala, Honduran growers threw away hundreds of onions. Overproduction is causing a huge damage for producers at the regions of La Labor, Sensenti and Ocotepeque.

Friday, April 18, 2008

"We are throwing away onions; we can't find markets for them. If onions from Guatemala continue being imported, it is going to kill our production (...) government has to support us", declared Luis Bú, grower at Ocotepeque.



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Costa Rica Exports Onion to C.A.

October 2009

Low prices in the domestic market have driven growers to sell their product to Nicaragua and Honduras.

The local market is paying $0.21 per kilogram of onion, while the cost of growing it is $0.69. When exporting, growers get paid $0.28 per kilo.

"Francisco Brenes, regional director at the Agriculture and Livestock Breeding Ministry (MAG), is confident that exports will help rise the price of the product in the Costa Rican market", reports Nacion.com. "This will be possible when onion supply stabilizes..."

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