Nicaragua to be Declared Free of Swine Fever in 2011

Sector authorities are waiting for documents endorsed by international agencies.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

On the subject, Ariel Bucardo, Minister of Agriculture and Forestry, said that they just need for international animal health agencies to certify the documentation collected by the country's agricultural authorities confirming that in Nicaragua, since 2008, no single case of swine fever in pig farms has been recorded.

The minister added, "We are ready to export pork to any market in the world."

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Guatemala Negotiates Exporting Pork to Central America

October 2016

The pork producing sector has started negotiations with the governments of Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua and Costa Rica, to revive pork exports in the short term.

The union of pig farmers has already contacted neighboring countries to express their interest in resuming pork exports, after the country declared itself free of swine fever in August.

Guatemala Free of Swine Flu

August 2016

Following the government's self declaration, negotiations with trading partners have been announced to resume the export of live pigs, pork products and by-products, especially to Central America.

From a statement issued by the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food in Guatemala:

Nicaragua: Pork Producers Ask for Subsidies

May 2015

In order to compete with pork that comes in from the US, Nicaraguan producers are seeking government support to build a food processing plant.

As import quotas for pork from the United States increase, Nicaraguan pork producers are seeking to improve their cost structure in order to better compete with the imported product.

Chinese Demand Drives Global Pork Market

July 2016

A rise is anticipated in the international price of pork in the third quarter of 2016 because of continued strong demand from the Asian country.

From a report on

Continued strong demand for pork from China and maintenance of supply will be the main factors in the third quarter of 2016, according to a report by Rabobank concerning the third quarter of 2016. In the view of Albert Vernooij, animal protein analyst at Rabobank, "this will lead to an increase in pork prices on the Rabobank index, improving margins for farmers".

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