Lobby group seeks changes in agriculture reform bill
One of Panama's most influential agri-business organizations is complaining about the bill in the National Assembly that would reform the Agriculture Code.
Friday, July 11, 2008
The National Productive Alliance says it's worried about bill's "subjectivity".
Productivity is lagging in Nicaragua, says an unsigned editorial in the Managua newspaper El Nuevo Diario.
It says this is not only because of the limited role the country assigns it as a supplier of cheap primary materials, but also because large producers rely on their revenue sources instead of trying to increase efficiency.
The National Agrarian Institute (INA in Spanish) has decided to expropriate 4,200 hectares of land from Compañía Azucarera de Honduras S.A. (CAHSA).
Nicaragua's Sandinista government is considering the possibility of an agrarian reform in which the state would control the production and marketing of basic grains, the daily La Prensa reported.
The Panamanian Association of Business Executives points to the continuing deterioration of the agricultural sector and its consequence on the prices of staple foods.
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