Lost of harvest in Central America could distort Honduran market
Damage caused to Central American agriculture by recent rains could cause an avalanche of purchase of grains in Honduras.
Friday, October 24, 2008
The rains affected the region; in Nicaragua and El Salvador, the governments have made investments to improve production levels, but we are under threat, as the sister countries continue to see us as an alternative support for supplies, the manager of the Honduran Institute of Agricultural Marketing (IHMA), Obdulio Chevez, warned.
Compared to the 2,400 cases collected in the summer crop, the winter rains reduced tomato production in up to 75%.
The early onset of the rainy season and the delay in the delivery of improved seed is threatening production.
Tropical Storm Agatha caused $112.1 million in losses in infrastructure and agriculture.
The droughts effect on grain crops has made food prices more expensive around the world, and is affecting the economies of Central American countries.
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