TechnoServe to Invest $3.3 Million in Nicaragua

The are plans to invest in a package of programs aimed at producers in different sectors such as coffee, vegetables and livestock.

Friday, May 8, 2009

TechnoServe CEO Bruce McNamara reported that technical and financial assistance in the coffee area, looking to improve quality, will be a priority.

In statements to the press, the executive said: "We will continue to assist farmers engaged in horticulture and livestock. Similarly, entrepreneurship projects will be implemented."

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Latinoamerican and Caribbean agriculture forecast

October 2011

The Outlook for Agriculture and Rural Development in the Americas: A perspective on Latin America and the Caribbean 2011-2012.

ECLAC, FAO and IICA press release:

San Jose, Costa Rica, October 21 (ECLAC/FAO/IICA). Despite the current context of volatility and high food prices, in the long term, the agricultural sector in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) will be able to take advantage of the opportunities afforded by having available land - albeit concentrated in a few countries- a relative abundance of water, biodiversity and well-educated human resources.

Salvadoran President Announces Agriculture Plan

March 2010

President Mauricio Funes announced an investment plan for the country’s agriculture sector, which includes strong support for livestock breeding and basic grains.

Such plan includes increasing the area planted with basic grains to 20.000 squares and improving irrigation infrastructure with $41 million.

EU Contributes to Agricultural Development in Honduras and Guatemala

March 2009

The EU announced $25 million in aid to Guatemala and $17 million to Honduras for agricultural development.

According to what Laprensagrafica.com published, the announced assistance by the European Commission is aimed at "improving access to fertilizers, seeds and other agricultural products, and measures to boost agricultural production such as micro-credit, rural infrastructure and financing of public works such as roads or irrigation systems which are labor intensive. It also foresees improved access to veterinary services and agricultural advice."

$9 million in investment for Salvadoran agriculture sector

January 2009

Training for farmers, improvements in the irrigation system and the construction of greenhouses, are some of the projects that will be carried out for agricultural cultivation.

Elsavlador.com reports: "In order to support agricultural diversity, the Ministry of Agriculture will hire, this year, some 300 agronomists to train farmers so that they can learn about adding value to their products, so that they can improve exports and internal consumption, thereby increasing their income, said the head of the Ministry, Mario Ernesto Salaverría."

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