Mexico, Caricom and CA Promote Agribusiness

On August 28th, ministers and agricultural businessmen will analyze regional topics and engage in business round tables.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

The encounter is organized by the Agriculture ministries of Costa Rica and Mexico, and will take place in Hotel Real Intercontinental, in Costa Rica.

"According to the event's agenda, ministers will analyze challenges and opportunities facing the agriculture sector in participating nations", reports "Creation of business alliances and investment opportunities will be fostered through business rounds".

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Steady Fall in Costa Rican Agricultural Exports

April 2011

A lack of incentives, slow modernization and increased worldwide competition have weakened the country's agro-export sector.

Proof of this is in export figures for melon, flowers, ornamental plants, animal feed and chayote squash, which have fallen to levels last seen five years ago.

Exports from Mexico to Central America Increase

May 2011

In 2010 the country's food exports from the north to the isthmus increased by 25%.

Product sales from Mexico to the Central American countries totaled more than $644 million last year, far exceeding the previous year's figures.

This significant increase has led to an improvement in the results of the trade balance, growth from sales in recent years has generated a trade surplus that has reversed the previous downward trend.

XX Congress of Melon and Watermelon Producers and Exporters

August 2012

Panama is home to the XX International Congress of Producers and Exporters of Melon and Watermelons in Central America which brings together companies and exporters.

Organized by the Group of Non-Traditional Exporters of Panama (Gantrap) it will end on Saturday August 18 with business negotiation rounds between exporters, producers, importers and service providers.

Increase in Agricultural Exports to China

September 2012

Chinese government official estimates indicate that the over the next five years bilateral agricultural trade with Latin America and the Caribbean countries will exceed $40,000 million.

A statement from the Costa Rican Trade Promotion Office (PROCOMER) reads:

Increased agricultural trade predicted between Latin America and China

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