The private sector proposal includes building a new port in the Caribbean and improving existing ones, reviewing electricity tariffs, and creating a special tourist area in San Juan del Sur and Tola.
The private union has submitted a proposal for development in 2020 that focuses on five areas: financing; infrastructure and services; public management and facilitation; education system and human capital; and innovation in business management.
The government has announced that in the first quarter of 2017 it will start construction of an irrigation system in the district of Renacimiento, province of Chiriqui.
From a statement issued by the Ministry of Agricultural Development:
At an estimated cost of 6 million dollars, the government of the Republic of Panama, through the Ministry of Agricultural Development -MIDA-, will build an irrigation system in Montelirio, district of Renacimiento, which will greatly increase and diversify production in the area.
Only Costa Rica has an "well developed agricultural research system" in a region that "has lagged behind in terms of infrastructure, investment and research capabilities."
From a statement issued by the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture:
San Jose, October 26, 2016 (IICA).The investment that some countries in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) have made in agricultural research has progressively increased in recent years, however, there are considerable differences with other countries in the region: some have investments of up to 1.8% of Real Agricultural Domestic Product (PIBag), but others invest only 0, 1%.
A bill originating from the executive branch proposes stimulating the purchase of equipment and agricultural materials by reducing sales tax from 15% to 3%.
The bill on Agrifood submitted to Congress proposes a series of measures to stimulate the agricultural sector, including a reduction from 15% to 3% in the sales tax on the purchase of machinery and other materials.
The drama over the bulk of exports being primary products without added value is unfolding not only in Nicaragua.
The new president of the Association of Producers and Exporters of Nicaragua (APEN), Guillermo Jacoby, has carried out a lucid analysis of the difficulties faced by Nicaraguan exporters in increasing both the volume and the value of its sales abroad, and especially how to make this productive effort sustainable.
Congress has approved new rectory for the marketing of agricultural products in an effort to protect local producers from intermediaries.
From a statement issued by the National Assembly of Panama:
Bill 298 amending Law 70 of 1975, through which the Institute of Agricultural Marketing (IMA) is created and its functions are determined, passed on its third reading by the plenary of the National Assembly.
The subsidy of $190 million paid by consumers "will not primarily go to producers but to large industrial companies which process domestic crops and who are, at the same time, importers."
In his blog on Elfinancierocr.com, Juan Carlos Hidalgo discusses the singular phenomenon that occurs in Costa Rica, where the rice policy initially intended to protect small rice producers, has become an unjust wealth transfer mechanism between sectors of society.
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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 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.
Agro2 is committed to producing ethanol from cassava and food products for domestic consumption and export through the use of sustainable agriculture practices while serving as a model of agricultural production in the highly degraded Veraguas region of the Republic of Panama.
Operates in Panama
Phone: (507) 3949100