Due to the effects of climate, the dairy producers union estimates a reduction of between 700,000 and 800,000 liters a day.
Anabel Gallardo, president of the Honduran Chamber of Milk Producers, estimated that daily production will decrease from 2.2 million to about 1.3 million liters. Gallardo and other representatives of the Honduran agricultural sector are insisting that the government declare an emergency in some municipalities.
Under the framework of the Petrocaribe initiative, Honduran producers plan to sell palm oil, milk powder, UHT milk and chicken meat.
According to the president of the National Federation of Farmers and Ranchers (Fenagh), Leopoldo Durán, the Venezuelan government has shown interest in Honduras for the provision of palm oil, milk powder, UHT milk and chicken meat.
Nicaragua has lifted the measures that kept its border closed to the Honduran citrus fruit since early September.
Leopoldo Duran, president of the National Federation of Farmers and Ranchers of Honduras, reported the resolution, adding that fortunately there were no large losses by producers during the border’s closure.