Almost $100 million is the export value of the over 500 species and three thousand varieties of ornamental plants, cut flowers and foliage shipped in 2015.
Of the total production of flowers, ornamental plants and foliage,80% goes to the international market, while the remaining 20% is sold locally.In 2015 salesabroad totaled $95.3 million, and between January and August this year the figure has already exceeded $70 million.
The aim is to open markets in Europe and Asia in order to offset the decline projected in tobacco exports to the US because of new FDA regulations.
The goal of the Nicaraguan Cigar Association is to gain a "... 20% increase in sales to Europe, where a little less than 10% of the product is consumed, as the rest currently goes to the United States."
Producers in Chiriqui intend to expand production, increase productivity, and build their own refinery.
An article on Laestrella.com.pa reports that "...Palm oil producers in the province of Chiriqui, grouped into different cooperatives operating in the district of Baru, are aiming to increase productivity and also have their own refinery, in order to be more competitive. "
Salvadoran coffee exports could be reduced by $15 million compared to last year.
An article on Elsalvador.com reports that "...Low production in the 2015-2016 coffeeharvest will cause the industry to lose out on about $15 million in exports of the aromatic, according to recent statements made by the Minister of Agriculture and Livestock, Orestes Ortez, in a state television interview. However, this figure could fall short with reality and the situation could be much more serious if the production target for this crop is not reached, as representatives of the the productive sector have stated. "
The decline in the local harvest caused by drought has forced the country to double the volume of imports of the grain in the current year, 2016.
An article on Laprensa.hn reports that "...Jacobo Paz, minister of the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (SAG), said that the import of 170,000 tons of yellow corn (3.4 million quintals), which will be used for agribusiness has already been authorized. "
African palm, coffee, pineapple, bamboo, cocoa and forestry are the categories that the Nicaraguan government is promoting as investment opportunities in the Caribbean coast.
Noting that deforested areas are those that could house African palm plantations, Alvaro Baltodano, presidential delegate for investment and exports, noted that African palm is now being planted in 10 thousand acres of the Nicaraguan Caribbean, as part of a project that aims to plant 20 thousand acres.
In 2012/2013 1,751 hectares were planted but in 2014/2015 the figure was only 1,504, due to the incidence of drought, high production costs and falling international prices.
An article on Prensa.com reports that "... Diomedes Carrasco, producer in the area of La Chorrera, says a lot of farmers have stopped harvesting and exporting due to high production costs and low international prices"... The businessman states that "...The cost of producing one hectare of pineapple went from $28,056 in 2012 to $32,337 dollars in 2015 ".
In Colombia a simplified export procedure allows anyone to use the system, by sending their product through courier companies.
The National Federation of Coffee Growers of Colombia, with the aim of promoting the export of small quantities of coffee, has developed a simplified export procedure, which allows any natural or legal person who has registered in advance as a coffee exporter to make use of this format, whereby companies use postal and courier services, which will be registered in the system of the Federation for that purpose.
The national plan for restoration and reforestation will allocate $23.5 million to restoration activities in mangroves and wetlands, zones for water recharging and renewal of coffee and cocoa plantations.
From a statement issued by the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources:
An announcement has been made of a visit by a trade delegation of Spanish companies specializing in agricultural machinery, on April 18 and 19.
The Spanish Chamber of Commerce in Guatemala informed Prensalibre.com that a trade mission of Spanish business people will be visiting the country on April 18 and 19. It will be formed of 15 entrepreneurs from eight Spanish firms belonging to the Spanish Association of Agricultural Machinery.
The coffee union has stated that the advance payment of withholding tax reduces the trade margin of exporters by up to 40%.
The obligation to pay an advance withholding tax (IR) to the DGI is threatening the competitiveness of coffee growers, especially companies whose profit is on commission on sales that are placed on the international market. The complaint was made by Michael Healy, president of the Union of Agricultural Producers of Nicaragua to Trincheraonline.com.
Between March 2015 and February this year the country achieved a production of 14.3 million bags of 60 kilos, 16% more than the nearly 12.4 million in the previous harvest.
From a statement by the National Federation of Coffee Growers in Colombia:
Bogotá - Colombia, the largest producer of mild washed arabica coffee, recorded a harvest in February of 1.1 million bags each weighing 60 kilos and that the growth rate has been maintained, however, they remain on alert because of the effect of the intense El Niño.
More than 300 farmers will be taking part in Cup of Excellence 2016, where a minimum score of 86% will mean the batch passes on to an online auction on June 16.
The Honduran Coffee Institute (Ihcafé) has certified more than 300 coffee growers for the Cup of Excellence 2016 event in April, the month which will see the starting stage and will feature more than 80 international buyers.
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