$9 million in investment for Salvadoran agriculture sector

Training for farmers, improvements in the irrigation system and the construction of greenhouses, are some of the projects that will be carried out for agricultural cultivation.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Elsavlador.com reports: "In order to support agricultural diversity, the Ministry of Agriculture will hire, this year, some 300 agronomists to train farmers so that they can learn about adding value to their products, so that they can improve exports and internal consumption, thereby increasing their income, said the head of the Ministry, Mario Ernesto Salaverría."

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El Salvador: $ 80 Million for Agriculture

November 2010

The programs are aimed at providing farmers with assistance and training.

The Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAG) will earmark the resources to support rural cooperatives seeking funding for innovating projects.

"... next month, a rural modernization program dubbed 'Premoder' will be announced for the central region, which will focus on San Vicente, Cabañas, La Paz, Cuscatlán and some municipalities of San Salvador.

El Salvador: New Avocado Packing Plant

May 2009

The new selection, labeling and packing plant will benefit 42 micro, small and medium producers.

The new plant enables producers who are members of the Avocado Association of El Salvador (PROD) to have a joint form of marketing their product with a presentation package that has the same image as imported avocados.

Salvadorian Agro-Exports to the EU Increase by 60%

February 2009

According to data from the Department of Agriculture and Stockbreeding, the farm sector increased exports from $19.4 million in January 2008 to $31 million in 2009.

Mario Salaverría, the Minister of Agriculture, informed Laprensagrafica.com: “...the increase is owed in part to diversification in the agricultural sector and in agro-industry."

Central America seek common fund for agriculture

September 2008

Central American countries will present a proposal to obtain financing in order to provide resources for agricultural activities.

The Ministers of Agriculture from Ibero-America agreed in El Salvador to promote the joint investment in order to boost food production and to provide incentives to youth that work in the field.

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