The industry faces a gap between supply and demand, as seeding started behind schedule in the 2010/11 cycle due to the lack of adequate irrigation systems.
Neither farmers nor millers opposed to importing the product, but they remarked that the country needs efficient irrigation systems to assure continuous rice production.
“Hector Ortega, president of the National Rice Farmers Association, assured that Panama will face a supply deficit every year until irrigation systems are put in place” reported Prensa.com. “This extraordinary rice purchase was executed through the National Products Exchange, at an average price of between $17 and $18 dollars per quintal”.
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.
METAGRO is a Guatemalan based manufacturer that provides high end solutions of agricultural transport equipment, we are focused on helping customers be more productive as they help to improve the quality of life for people around the world.
Operates in Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama
Phone: (502) 2383 2720 - (502) 5595 9953
As a Holding Company we are interested in helping other companies to succeed. We do that by investing in other companies with capital and or professional help to allow them to grow in exchange for ownership.
Operates in Panama and Panama
Phone: (507) 7202158