Huge losses for Costa Rica banana
The rains that are battering the country's Caribbean coast since last weekend have already caused millions of dollars in losses to banana farms.
Thursday, November 27, 2008
Even though the waters have still not going down, farmers from Matina, Siquirres and a section of Sixaola confirmed that during the next 10 months they will not be able to export 3 million boxes of banana.
In Costa Rica, October’s excessive rain has caused losses of $2.5 million in the sector.
Lack of rain has caused the loss of 400 hectares in the north of the country.
The Ministry of Agriculture will provide $11 million to compensate for losses caused by the excessive rains.
Rice, sugar cane and corn have been the most affected by droughts caused by weather phenomena “El Niño”.
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