Panamanian coffee production drops
Coffee production has been dropping in the last five years due to the lack of labor, attacks by a fungus due to humidity, and the lack of improved farm management.
Friday, December 5, 2008
The president of the Special Association of Coffee in Panama, Ricardo Koyner, forecasted a production of between 10% and 20% below last year's figure due to climatic effects.
Between 2002 and 2011 the annual shrimp production dropped by almost fifty percent.
The cause is a contraction in consumption in major markets for Guatemalan exports, mainly sugar, coffee and rubber.
From January to September this year the Salvadoran textile and clothing sector exported $792.4 million, 6.7% less than in the same period in 2011.
The non-traditional agro-export sector of Panama predicts the worst production in 25 years, with a 40% fall in the cultivated area and 50% in volume.
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