Lack of rain has caused the loss of 400 hectares in the north of the country.
Foreseeing these problems, the National Rice Corporation (CONARROZ) had already negotiated the purchase of 45.000 tons from the United States, with an additional 10.000 tons to be brought in next February.
The rice growing season of 2008-2009, registered a decrease of 22% in the area used for rice cultivation in Costa Rica, from the same period in 2007-2008.
The main causes for the reduction of the harvested area are the contraction of credit during 2008, a product of the international financial crisis, and the international decline in the price for rice during the same year.
The construction sector in Costa Rica, which faces a significant slowdown, laid off more than 17,000 workers at the end of 2008 as a product of the crisis. However, these workers were absorbed by rice, pineapple, sugar and coffee production.
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.
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