Panamanian businesspeople working in agriculture, forestry, food and construction will be visiting Havana from September 14 to 17.
The trade mission being organized by MVA Consultores is scheduled for September 14.Participating companies are those in the sectors of agriculture, forestry, food and construction, including design and development of infrastructure and housing.
2016-2017 forecast: 1.6 million hectares in cropland, cattle slaughter at 795,000 head and milk production raging between 275 million and 300 million gallons.
The Plan for Production, Consumption and Trade in the 2016-2017 Cycle includes details of the Nicaraguan government's projections for the agricultural, livestock, poultry, aquaculture and forestry sectors for the current year and the next.
The government has made a distinction between the exploitation of natural forests and forest plantations, and has lifted the ban on transporting and exporting wood from the latter.
An article on Elnuevodiario.com.ni reports that "... The government has withdrawn the ban on transporting and exporting forest products by reforesters in the country ... Salvador Mayorga, president of the Association of Reforestation in Nicaragua (Confor), said at the end of the afternoon yesterday that the government informed the Superior Council of Private Enterprise (COSEP) of the decision to suspend this measure for forestry plantations. "
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:
Forestry businesses are opposed to the government's decision to suspend logging in the northern part of the country and attributed the measure to unjustified pressure from environmental groups.
Entrepreneurs from Nueva Segovia stated that the government's action will be counterproductive for economic activity in the area, where forest areas have been maintained under appropriate conditions and without pests such as weevils, thanks to the cutting and reforestation works they claim to be doing.
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.
Entrepreneurs in the timber industry are complaining that excessive regulation and high production costs are preventing them from exploiting the productive capacity of the sector.
Today, three quarters of total wood consumption is grown in the country and the rest is supplied by imports, however, "... Regulations mean that only a small percentage of the productive capacity of Costa Rica is used. "