Record harvest of basic grains in El Salvador
The production of basic grains in the country reached its highest level in the last five years, according to figures provided by the Ministry of Agriculture.
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
The grain that grew the most was beans, which increased 84.5% over the 2005-2006 harvest. The second most production was by sorghum, which increased 40%. This was followed by maize which increased 37.4%. The grain that grew the least was rice, at only 35.5% or almost 775 quintals. The country still has a rice shortage, importing approximately 70% of the demand, according to the director of Agricultural Economy, Luis Felipe Trigueros.
According to the Ministry of Agriculture, more than 30 million quintals of basic grains are expected this year.
The Agriculture ministry plans to increase the country’s sown area by 4.5% during 2010.
The rains and floods in the last few days in Honduras have caused over 23,000 hectares of crops to be lost.
The drought that affected in 2014 has worsened this year, threatening shortages of basic foodstuffs.
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