According to information from the Department of Agriculture and Farming, most of the loss are beans and corn, and to a lesser degree rice and sorghum.
The greatest damage was in the Comayagua valley, the lower areas of the Southern Region, especially in the Coast of Amates, in the Cortes department and much of Olancho, especially in the El Patuca region.
Efrain Figueroa, subsecretary of the department, indicated that due to this emergency they will not be able to meet production goals, but said that the government has made some $6 million available in the emergency degree to reactivate sowing, especially corn and beans.
The Ministry of Agriculture forecasts $3.2 million worth of losses, mainly in crops of white corn.
The heavy rains that have been falling since 28 August have flattened 4,852 hectares of corn, which represents a loss of $2.6 million.
The Minister for Agriculture, Juan Alfonso De León, explained that while around 300,000 hundred weight of grain will no longer enter the market due to the rain, production is still expected to exceed 29 million sacks in the current harvest, according to Prensalibre.com. "We do not expect to have to resort to an import contingency plan," he said.