Rice cultivation to be maintained in Nicaragua

An area similar to the one from last year, that is, between 20 and 23 thousand parcels (blocks) of rice are scheduled to be planted from December to January.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

According to the elnuevodiario.com.ni, "Fernando Mansell, president of the Nicaraguan Rice Farmers Association, ANAR, said that they fear the planting of lowland rice, which occurs between December and January, could decrease compared to last year, however since prices have improved, farmers are encouraged to plant.

ANAR president said that up to now funds for the rice sector from the national banking system have not frozen, however some disbursements take longer than others, due mostly because international banks have delayed some loans.

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November 2011

Domestic production from this agricultural cycle will leave a shortfall of 9,000 hectares.

While the Panamanian rice sector has never been able to satisfy domestic demand, in this cycle it will be even more dependent on imports. In 2010, 64,400 hectares were planted and 1.2 million bushels of grain had to be imported, while at present only 57,456 have been planted, falling far short of the projected target of 68,000.

Rice: International Report up to November 21st

November 2014

Calculations by associations of rice farmers in Panama indicate that the total hectares planted this year is less than 40,000, well below the 76,000 that was grown between 1999 and 2001.

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Honduras: Agreement to Increase Rice Production

April 2014

Rice growers are committed to producing 100 million quintals more than in the previous crop and the government is committed to buying 100% of the production, but at the same price as last year.

The agreement aims to end the problems encountered last year between the government and the industry, which proposed importing rice in order to supply the domestic market in the face of lower local production.

Costa Rica: Rice Crop Insurance Suspended

January 2016

Having been affected in the last two years by losses in this category, the state insurance provider has suspended the issuance of policies for rain fed rice harvests, and plans to make changes to the insurance terms.

Authorities at the Ministry of Agriculture plan to ask the National Insurance Institute (INS) to reconsider the measure in the North Huetar and Atlantic Huetar regions, where rice farmers are complaining that they have already planted a significant amount of land. Losses incurred by the state-run insurer with this policy in 2015 exceeded $4 million.

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