Panamanian Government supports agricultural exporters

Starting December agriculture exporters of melon, watermelon, and pumpkin will be able to finance the packing costs and maritime transport costs, in addition to production.

Monday, November 24, 2008

The financing offered by the Government is being restructured in order to plant more than 5 thousand hectares of pumpkin, and later to include other products, the presidential adviser on Agricultural matters, Guillermo Salazar, reported.

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Panama: Exports of Melon, Watermelon and Pumpkin Up 13%

May 2014

25 thousand tons of cucurbits were sold in Europe, the United States and Canada in the 2013-2014 agricultural season.

The price for a box of melons in presentation of 24 pounds was $13, a box of watermelon weighing 37 pounds cost $16, while a sack of pumpkins weighing 45 pounds was sold in international markets at $12.

Chile: New Varieties of Melon and Watermelon

February 2013

Chilean producers have successfully initiated the cultivation and marketing of watermelons and melons that are characterized by being of higher quality and having fewer seeds.

A press release from the Costa Rican Foreign Trade Promotion Office (Procomer) reads:

Two new varieties of melon and watermelon, which are characterized by their high quality, firmness, more intense flavor and fewer seeds, have successfully been introduced into the country as part of a project conducted by the Faculty of Agronomy of the Universidad Católica funded by the Foundation for Agrarian Innovation (FIA by its initials in Spanish), at the Ministry of Agriculture in Chile.

Panama: Optimism for Melons, Watermelons and Pumpkins

January 2013

Growers expect production to recover during 2013, to place their products on the U.S. market.

Taking advantage of the Trade Promotion Agreement (TPA) between Panama and the U.S., growers in this country expect better results during 2013, after considerable crop losses during 2012 due to heavy rainfall.

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.

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