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