One of the projects will be located in Veraguas while the other is in Santa María, both in the centre-west of the country.
"These works add to irrigation projects already underway in the country such as “Remigio Rojas” in Chiriquí and El Caño in Coclé, for which $65.3 and $1.5 million have been invested respectively," reports Pa-digital.com.pa.
Producers are claiming they need financial support towards land investments in order to take advantage of the Remigio Rojas system.
Panama's government has unveiled projects for supporting farming in order to encourage greater productivity, with a total cost of $211 million.
A statement from the Ministry of Agricultural Development (MIDA) reads:
Over $170 million will be spent on irrigation systems in productive areas of the country, about 33.5 million in producer support programs (Act 24, Act 25, Rural Pro and others), $6 million in direct assistance to small producers and over $2 million on Production Roads, which makes a total of $211.5, part of the investments being carried out by the Ministry of Agricultural Development (MIDA), in order to achieve the required productivity to achieve efficiency domestic production.
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