The Ministry of Agriculture has declared an alert over animal health and banned the import of eggs and poultry from several US states due to avian influenza detected there.
From a statement issued by the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAG):
In order to protect poultry and so that El Salvador is not affected by avian influenza, the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAG) has declared an animal health alert across the country, and prohibited the importeggs and poultry from the United States without proper sanitation procedures.
The unification of all entities involved in coffee trading could provide a way out of the financial crisis facing the sector.
In El Salvador internal division in the sector is evident. Currently there are 4 institutions dedicate to coffee: the Centa, Procafé, the Salvadoran Coffee Council and the Coffee Association. Union representatives say that there should be one institution in order to more effectively address financial and technical problems.
A plan has started which includes the distribution of six million coffee plants as part of a recovery strategy for the sector after the attack of rust last year.
The Ministry of Agriculture informed Laprensagrafica.com that "... These six million plants may represent some 2,000 or 3,000 hectares of re-stocking of coffee in the country ..." and they will start to distribute them from 2015.
The American Chamber of Commerce has criticized the award of business to a small group of companies selected by the Ministry of Agriculture.
Companies who were not invited to participate in the committee for the procurement of maize seed implemented by the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAG) doubt the legal framework of the panel as it differs from the normal purchasing process using format of a tender.
As part of the Agritrade Platform, Guatemala will participate for the 27th time in PMA Fresh Summit, the most important international trade show and convention of fruits and vegetables in the United States, which will take place at Anaheim Convention Center, California from October 17th to 19th.
XAGRO S.A. Announced that they have signed a purchase agreement with Jam LLC to buy 5,000 MT of red beans from China that will be sold to importers throughout Central America to help ease market pressure and lower the high prices caused by recent shortages.